Timeline of Foreign Labor Application Gateway Enhancements
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is working on additional enhancements to the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system. OFLC has solicited customer feedback from stakeholders, reviewed helpdesk tickets, and monitored the OFLC analysts’ experience working cases since the implementation of FLAG in January 2019.
Based on this input, OFLC has identified a number of enhancements to improve the employers', and their representatives', case management experience, State Workforce Agency communication with OFLC analysts, and OFLC analysts’ case processing experience. The timeline below is a summary of FLAG enhancements specifically identified to improve the external filers' experience. Please note the timeline is for informational purposes only and is not an exact schedule for FLAG updates.
Updates to include reorganization of employer submitted applications by ETA Form, provide direct access to case documents and additional filtering options
Provide additional options to navigate FLAG website and access to OFLC video tutorials and resources; e.g., Foreign Labor Recruiters list, Debarment List, State Workforce Agency contacts
Update collection and organization of data entered on Form ETA-790A Addendum C
Expands options for employer network role and network member management
Allow additional case actions for various ETA Forms to be completed in FLAG; e.g., submit responses to Requests for Information on Form ETA-9141C
Minor enhancements to improve linkages between forms and pre-fill sections with data from profiles
Update FLAG with new Form ETA-9141, and implement case reuse and new case actions
Improve management of employer worksites and improve internal validation
Add ability to use and upload a file to complete data entry for Employer Profiles, and Form ETA-9142B Appendix A and Form ETA-790A Addendums
Updates to include ability to save custom searches and receive alerts when matching jobs are posted to the website and submit comments and questions through a Customer Contact form
Add the ability to create relationships between profiles (e.g., link a Crop profile to an Agricultural Business profile)
Add message inbox for real-time communication from OFLC