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that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor.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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The Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL): (1) advises states that they must refer allegations which they reasonably believe constitute UC fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct to DOL-OIG; (2) rescinds UIPL No. 29-05; (3) provides revised guidance that supersedes Section 5 of UIPL No. 04-17; and (4) requires states to disclose confidential UC information related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as amended, to the DOL-OIG for the purpose of UC fraud investigations and audits for the entire pandemic relief period.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter updates directions for determining whether youth live in a high poverty area for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Program eligibility purposes.
This QuickCard describes the responsibilities and requirements of a shipyard competent person in Spanish.
This hazard alert references a storage tank explosion and outlines the elements of an effective hot work program.
This QuickCard describes the responsibilities and requirements of a shipyard competent person in English.
This set of FAQs addresses the preventive services coverage requirements.
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter advises states of the operational requirements after the temporary unemployment benefit programs authorized under the CARES Act, as amended, end. These operational requirements apply after the temporary programs expire on September 6, 2021, or earlier if a state chooses to end participation before September 6, 2021.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) assists State Workforce Agencies or agencies designated by Governors as "Cooperating State Agencies" (also jointly referred to as "states") by: 1) identifying the FY 2021 Second Distribution of TaOA funding amounts to states; 2) describing the formula methodology used by the Department of Labor (Department) to calculate these amounts; and 3) providing the process for states to request TAA Program reserve funds for TaOA. TaOA includes training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, employment and case management services, and related state administration.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) clarifies participant eligibility for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) authorized under Section 167 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) advises states of the appropriate allowable period for states to exercise the emergency flexibilities authorized under Section 4102(b), EUISAA, to modify or suspend work search, waiting week, good cause, or employer experience rating.
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