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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB77 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Labor Certification for Permanent Employment of Foreign Workers in the United States; Revising Schedule A 
Abstract:

The Department of Labor’s (Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is considering updating Schedule A of the permanent labor certification process at 20 CFR 656.5. For this reason, the Department is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) so that the public may provide input on whether Schedule A serves as an effective tool for addressing current labor shortages, and how the Department may create a timely, coherent, and transparent methodology for identifying occupations that are experiencing labor shortages in keeping with the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Department wants to ensure that it is fulfilling its obligation under the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., to ensure the employment of foreign nationals does not displace U.S. workers or adversely affect their wages and working conditions. Information received from the public will help inform decisions regarding how to improve Schedule A and ensure that its purpose is met.

 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 656   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request For Information (RFI)  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1205-AB75 
Agency Contact:
William W. Thompson, II
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Box # 12-200,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 513-7350