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January 24, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the iCERT System Labor Certification Registry, which provides public access to labor certification decisions in the PERM, LCA, H-2A, and H-2B visa...

 
January 24, 2020

As part of the Department's technology modernization initiative, the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System was developed to replace the legacy iCERT System, improve customer service, and modernize the administration of foreign labor certification programs.

The Office of Foreign Labor...

 
January 22, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) today implemented technical fixes and new enhancements to the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System related to the submission of applications. These enhancements are intended to improve customer service and increase the quality of...

 
January 08, 2020

To keep the public informed regarding the submission and assignment of H-2B applications for review, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published the assignment group(s) for 5,677 H-2B applications covering 99,362 worker positions with the start date of work of April 1, 2020.

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January 06, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has completed the randomization procedures to randomly assign all H-2B applications submitted during the initial three-day filing window, January 2-4, 2020, requesting an April 1, 2020, work start date for the second half of the Fiscal Year 2020 H-2B...

 
January 04, 2020

During the first two days of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 5,509 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 96,319 worker positions with an April 1, 2020, or later, work start date.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will...

 
January 03, 2020

During the first 24 hours of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 4,930 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 87,298 worker positions with an April 1, 2020, or later, work start date.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will...

 
January 02, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has posted a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address stakeholder questions concerning whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting additional petitions for H-2B...

 
December 20, 2019

In collaboration with the Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published a set of technical frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing several technical issues with the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System. These FAQs...

 
December 19, 2019

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminds employers and other interested stakeholders that the filing window to submit an H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-9142B and appendices) requesting work start dates of April 1, 2020, or later, will open on...