The NPWC is experiencing an unprecedented number of prevailing wage determination requests (PWDRs) for H-2B labor certifications, many of which include surveys. The lingering effect of the government shutdown, coupled with the complexity of reviewing new surveys, has resulted in increasing wait times for PWDs with survey requests. Employers' needs may not be able to accommodate the longer processing times, although the NPWC is working to reduce the processing time of these surveys as quickly as possible.
OFLC appreciates the challenges the regulated community has experienced as a result of the lapse in appropriations, which resulted in the cessation of the operation of OFLC's electronic systems, and further resulted in a backlog of documents submitted to OFLC during that period by mail, hand-delivery, or email.
On July 8, 2013, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved OFLC's revised retention schedule following a 30-day period of public notice and review.
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is making available a centralized listing of all program and technical Help Desks.
To view the list please click the attachment.
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 60 (Thursday, March 28, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07201]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
ETA 9141 FORM QUESTIONS
Are there any items on the ETA 9141 that requestors are routinely leaving incomplete and may cause a delay in processing or result in the request being voided?
Wages for the July 2012 - June 2013 program year are now available and are effective July 1, 2012.
The Foreign Labor Certification Data Center is the location of the Online Wage Library for prevailing wage determinations.
Online Wage Library
The OFLC has created a web page from which users can access performance data including Annual Reports, Selected Statistics by Program, and Disclosure Data.
To view this page, click here.
The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and LCA program disclosure data files for Quarter 2 of FY 2012 are now available in the Comma-Separated Value (CSV) file format. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts. Historical OFLC program disclosure files for prior fiscal years are available on our Foreign Labor Certification Data Center website at www.flcdatacenter.com.
OFLC is pleased to present the fourth in a series of Permanent Labor Certification Program-Selected Statistics.
This Fact Sheet presents statistics regarding Permanent Labor Certification program applications submitted during FY 2012.
Check the attachment to view Permanent Labor Certification Program-Selected Statistics.