The Department of Labor provides this guidance search tool as a single, searchable location where users may search for guidance issued by any of the Department’s agencies, including significant guidance documents under Executive Order 12866. Individual guidance documents are maintained on the various agency websites, and if you know what agency you are looking for, you may also find guidance by navigating directly to that agency’s website. The Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register, which are not maintained by the Department, also include some of the Department’s interpretations of law and similar material.
OMB’s Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices establishes policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use of significant guidance documents by Executive Branch departments, including requiring that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for the request.
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.” In response, the Department issued a final rule January 27, 2021 to rescind its August 28, 2020 rule on guidance documents.
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This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) provides updated procedural guidance to state workforce agencies (SWA) on the WOTC certification process. This TEGL and the materials and forms it discusses supersede the guidance outlined in the Third Edition of Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Handbook No. 408, published in November 2002, and its August 2009 Addendum.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter provides guidance about the changes to the PEUC program authorized by Section 9016 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Public Law (Pub. L.) 117-2.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) provides guidance about the extension of the FPUC and the MEUC program authorized by Section 9013 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law (Pub. L.) 117-2.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter provides states with instructions for implementing the recent statutory changes to the emergency unemployment relief for state and local governmental entities, certain nonprofit organizations, and federally-recognized Indian Tribes provided in ARPA, Public Law (Pub. L.) 117-2, which amends Section 903(i) of the Social Security Act (SSA) (42 U.S.C. § 1103(i)).
Letter of Interpretation regarding the recordkeeping regulation contained in 29 CFR Part 1904 – Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Specifically, the letter clarifies whether two related reportable events under 29 CFR 1904.39, “Reporting fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye,” should each be cited for the purposes of OSHA recordkeeping, or whether a company may report only the initial event.
The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter transmits the subject computation for State Workforce Agency usage in computing minimum weekly DUA amounts for all major disasters declared from April 1- June 30, 2021, (third quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021).
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter advises states of the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA or Act) (Pub. L. 117-2), specifically Title IX, Subtitle A, Crisis Support for Unemployed Workers, on March 11, 2021, and provides an overview and instructions for implementing ARPA's UI-related provisions.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) provides states with updated guidance for the PUA program, specifically regarding expanded eligibility provisions authorized under Section 2102(a)(3)(A)(ii)(I)(kk) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Incidental releases of hazardous substances that can be safely controlled by maintenance personnel are not considered to be emergency response scenarios.
Revised June 10, 2021, this guidance is intended to help employers and workers not covered by OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to identify COVID-19 exposure risks to workers who are unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk.
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