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January 28, 2005

ETA REGIONAL INFORMATION ALERT 034-05

ORIGINATING OFFICE:       Region 5

SUBJECT:     Notices - Petitions for Aliens to Perform Temporary Nonagricultural Services or Labor (H-2B); Post-Adjudication Audits of H-2B Petitions in All Occupations Other Than Excepted Occupations in the United States; Proposed Rules

PROGRAM(S):         Labor Certification

1.  Purpose.  To transmit proposed rules and comment requests for the labor certification process for temporary, nonagricultural services or labor under the H-2B application for employment of alien workers in the United States.

2.  References.   Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 17, January 27, 2005, pp. 3984-3997; 8 CFR 214; Immigration and Nationality Act; 20 CFR 655; Executive Orders 12866 and 13132; Regulatory Flexibility Act; Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996; Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; Fair Labor Standards Act

3.  Links.  This Alert is in the Regional Resources website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/regionalresources/

Link to the Federal Register attachment on Petitions for Aliens to Perform Temporary Nonagricultural Services or Labor (H-2B) (.pdf)

Link to the Federal Register attachment on Post-Adjudication Audits of H-2B Petitions in All Occupations Other Than Execepted Occupations in the United States (.pdf)

4.  Action.  Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies, and are invited to comment, on or before February 28th, to the individual named in the Addresses section of the Federal Register attachments.

5.  Contact.  Comments or questions about H-2B petitions may be directed to Kevin Cummings on 202.353.8177. Comments or questions about post-adjudication audits of H-2B petitions may be directed to William Carlson on 202.693.3010, or to the appropriate Foreign Labor Certification Processing Office:

Atlanta National Processing Center - 404.893.0101
Philadelphia Backlog Processing Center - 484.270.1500
Chicago National Processing Center - 312.886.8000
Dallas Backlog Processing Center - 214.237.9111

Comments or questions about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

6.  Expiration Date. February 28, 2005

7.  AttachmentsFederal Register, Vol. 70, No. 17, January 27, 2005, pp. 3984-3997


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