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that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor.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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Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 13-22 ensures that states are aware that the social security survivors and old age retirement annuities and the Federal civilian pensions annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increased for calendar year 2022, and provides the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) COLA information.
Field Operation Handbook chapter on enforcement of the H-2B provisions of the INA.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 23-21, Change 3 advises states that the period of performance for awards that promote equitable access to unemployment compensation (UC) programs is extended to March 31, 2024
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 8-21 shares nonpartisan information and resources with states and local areas to make access to nonpartisan voting information and services more easily available through the public workforce system.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 12-22 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, 2022, (third quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022).
This guidance provides compliance assistance for 401(k) plan fiduciaries considering plan investments in cryptocurrencies, in an effort aimed at protecting the retirement savings of U.S. workers.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 7-21 provides adjusted funding levels for PY 2021 allotments for the DW program under WIOA Title I Section 132(c) on recapture and reallotment.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 2-22, Change 1, notifies states that the deadline for expressing interest in the grant opportunity announced in UIPL No. 2-22 is extended to September 30, 2022. This extension of time is for states to express interest in the grant opportunity announced in UIPL No. 2-22 to support states following a consultative assessment for fraud detection and prevention, promoting equitable access, and ensuring the timely payment of benefits, including backlog reduction, for all unemployment compensation programs.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 6-21 provides Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) states, territories, and outlying areas with guidance for submission of two-year modifications to SCSEP Stand-Alone State Plans, including the process and deadline for submission. Note that this guidance pertains only to states that submitted a SCSEP Stand-Alone State Plan for Program Year (PY) 2020-2023. States that included SCSEP as part of a Unified or Combined State Plan for PY 2020-2023 must refer to TEGL 4-21 "Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plans for Program Years (PYs) 2022 and 2023" for instructions.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 20-21, Change 1 provides additional instructions for circumstances under which a state may waive recovery of overpayments under the CARES Act Unemployment Compensation (UC) programs, including elaborating on the criteria for waiving recovery of overpayments where an individual is without fault on an individual, case-by-case basis and expanding the existing limited scenarios for permissible use of “blanket waivers,” and reminds states that recovery activities for fraudulent overpayments may never be waived. This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter also describes the required collection activities for overpayments under the CARES Act UC programs which are not eligible for a waiver of recovery.
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