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July 07, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has completed the procedures to randomly assign all H-2B applications submitted during the initial three-day filing window, July 3-5, 2020, requesting an October 1, 2020, work start date for the first half of the Fiscal Year 2021 H-2B statutory visa cap.

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June 30, 2020

On July 1, 2020, FLAG implemented the July 2020 OES wages.  As a result, applications on the Form ETA-9035 with prevailing wages from the July 2019 OES wage year must be updated to the July 2020 OES wages prior to submission.  Upon submission, an initiated Form ETA-9035 with July 2019 OES wages...

 
June 05, 2020

On April 2, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstated all forms and instructions associated with the CW-1 Transitional Worker program in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands through October 31, 2021.

Simultaneously, OMB also approved non-substantive changes to the...

 
May 01, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the publishing of application processing times has been transitioned to the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system website. Stakeholders will...

 
April 15, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released a comprehensive set of public disclosure data for the first half of fiscal year 2020 drawn from employer applications requesting prevailing wage determinations and labor certifications for the PERM, H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B, CW-1, and...

 
April 15, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published an updated list of the names of foreign labor recruiters for the H-2B program as required by 20 CFR 655.9(c).

The list contains the name and location of persons or entities identified on Appendix C of the Form ETA-9142B that were...

 
April 08, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the legacy iCERT System will be fully decommissioned on May 1, 2020.

As part of the Department's technology modernization initiative, the Foreign...

 
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...