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[Federal Register: April 18, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 75)]
[Page 19984-19986]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Employment and Training Administration

Division of Foreign Labor Certification; Designation of 
Centralized Location in Each State for the Processing of H-2A 
Applications; General Administration Letter No. 2-01

    The Employment and Training Administration administers and 
interprets the requirements of the temporary, alien agricultural labor 
certification (H-2A) program. These interpretations are issued in 
General Administration Letters (GAL's) to its Regional Offices and the 
State Employment Security Agencies. The GAL below is published in the 
Federal Register in order to inform the public.

GAL No. 2-01

    GAL No. 2-01 lists the centralized H-2A processing locations in 
each state.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of April 2001.
Raymond J. Uhalde,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor.

U. S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D.C. 20210

Classification: H-2A
Correspondence Symbol: OWS
Date: March 14, 2001
Directive: General Administration Letter No. 2-01
To: All State Employment Security Agencies
From: Lenita Jacobs-Simmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Subject: Designation of Centralized Location in Each State for the 
Processing of H-2A Applications

    1. Purpose. To distribute a list of the centralized H-2A 
processing locations in each State.
    2. References. 20 CFR part 655, Subpart B 20 CFR 655.101(a).
    3. Background. As a result of funding reductions and 
streamlining measures which have occurred throughout the years, most 
States have transferred the H-2A functions to a centralized location 
within the State to better coordinate the programmatic efforts 
between the State and the Regional Office and to expedite the H-2A 
certification process. The H-2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.101 
require the simultaneous submission of an H-2A application to the 
Regional Office of the Department of Labor (DOL) and the State 
Employment Service Agency (SESA) in the area of intended employment. 
While most of the functions of the H-2A process are actually 
administered by one or more State-level office(s), the regulations 
frequently refer to the local offices of the SESA when referring to 
the recruitment process of the application. Most, if not all, of the 
correspondence that occurs during the submission of the application 
and the recruitment process is actually between the employer and a 
centralized location within the State, since most States have 
designated a centralized location for the processing of H-2A 
    4. Action Required. SESAs are required to assure that employers 
using the H-2A program in their areas are aware of the specific 
location where filing and notification must occur. In the very near 
future, the Employment and Training Administration web site will 
include the listing of the SESAs' Central Office processing 
addresses which will be updated periodically.
    5. Inquiries. Address questions and inquiries to Charlene Giles 
at (202) 693-2950.
    6. Attachment. Listing of State Employment Service Agencies with 
Central Offices processing H-2A applications.

H-2A State Job Service Offices

Region I--Boston


Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Blvd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 263-6020


Department of Labor

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45 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0045
Phone: (207) 624-6487


Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training
Charles F. Hurley ES Building
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 626-5358

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Employment Security
32 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 228-4083

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Dept. of Labor and Training
Center General Complex, Building 73
1511 Pontiac Ave.
Cranson, RI 02920-4407
Phone: (401) 462-8813


Vermont Department of Employment and Training
700 Exchange St., Suite 106
Middlebury, VT 05753-1529
Phone: (802) 388-5716

Region I--New York

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Labor
Labor Building, John Fitch Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 777-1838

New York

New York State Department of Labor
State Campus Office Bldg #12, Rm 286
Albany, NY 12240
Phone: (518) 457-6798

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Department of Labor
Metro Center Building Mayaguez St. Corner Cidra
San Juan, PR 00918
Phone: (787) 754-5151 ext 2292

Region II--Philadelphia


4425 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19809-0828
Phone: (302) 761-8116


Maryland Department of Labor
Suite 100
14 North Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 393-8218


Bureau of Employer & Career Services
7th and Forster Streets, 13th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-6521


Virginia Employment Commission
P.O. Box 1358, Room 333
Richmond, VA 23211
Phone: (804) 786-8714

Virginia Employment Commission
192 Bristol East Road
P.O. Box Drawer 16129
Bristol, VA 24209-6129
Phone: (540) 642-7350

Virginia Employment Commission
400 Preston Avenue
P.O. Box 1587
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1587
Phone: (804) 984-7630

Virginia Employment Commission
910 North Mecklenburg Ave
P.O. Box 6800
Danville, VA 24540
Phone: (804) 791-5291

Virginia Employment Commission
5240 Oaklawn Boulevard
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: (804) 541-6503

Virginia Employment Commission
3204 Main Street
P.O. Box 9
Onley, VA 23418
Phone: (757) 302-2029

Virginia Employment Commission
P.O. Box 40008
Roanoke, VA 24022
Phone: (540) 561-7489

Virginia Employment Commission
P.O. Box 485
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone: (804) 447-8700

Virginia Employment Commission
P.O. Box 67
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: (804) 333-3675

Virginia Employment Commission
100 Premier Place
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: (540) 722-3415

West Virginia

Bureau of Employment Programs
112 California Avenue
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2850

Region III--Atlanta


Department of Labor
Industrial Relations Building, Room 2805
649 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36131
Phone: (334) 242-8020


Agency for Workforce Innovation
P.O. Box 10869
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0512
Phone: (850) 921-3830


Georgia Department of Labor
148 International Blvd., Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 656-3164


Division of Employment Services
Frankfort, KY 40621
2 West 275 East Main Street
Phone: (502) 564-7456


Mississippi Employment Security Commission
P.O. Box 1699
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: (601) 961-7529

North Carolina

North Carolina Employment Security Commission
P.O. Box 27625
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 733-3210

South Carolina

South Carolina Employment Security Commission
P.O. Box 1406
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 737-2599


Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Davy Crockett Tower--11th Floor
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37245-1200
Phone: (615) 741-1977

Region IV--Dallas


Employment Security Department
Post Office Box 2981
Little Rock, AR 72203-2981
Phone: (501) 682-3129


Colorado Dept of Labor & Employment
Tower 2, Suite 400
1515 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80202-2117
Phone: (303) 620-4202


Louisiana Department of Labor
Post Office Box 94094
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094
Phone: (225) 342-3280


Department of Labor & Industry
Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: (406) 444-3480

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Labor
401 Broadway, NE
P.O. Box 1928
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 841-8878

North Dakota

Job Service of North Dakota
P.O. Box 1727
Minot, ND 57502
Phone: (701) 857-7557


Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
Will Rogers Memorial Office Building
P.O. Box 52003
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2003
Phone: (405) 557-7126

South Dakota

South Dakota Dept. of Labor
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3101


Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th Street Room 424T
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone: (512) 463-2977

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Utah Department of Workforce Services
140 E 300 Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0249
Phone: (801) 526-9459


Department of Employment
P.O. Box 70
Rawlins, WY 82301-0070
Phone: (307) 324-3485

Region V--Chicago


Illinois Department of Employment Security
401 South State Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 793-6807


Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development
10 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-7187


Iowa Workforce Development
150 Des Moines St.
Des Moines, IA 50309-5563
Phone: (515) 281-9336


Department of Human Resources
Division of Employment and Training
401 Southwest Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66603-3182
Phone: (785) 296-5014


Michigan Dept of Career Development
7310 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 876-5284


Division of Employment Security
P.O. Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3773


Minnesota Dept of Economic Security
390 N. Robert St.
Minneapolis, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 296-2949


Nebraska Workforce Development
P.O. Box 94600
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2776


Ohio Dept of Jobs & Family Services
145 S. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43216
Phone: (614) 644-7288


Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-0017

Region VI--San Francisco


Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development
P.O. Box 25509
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone: (907) 465-5956


Arizona Department of Economic Security
P.O. Box 6123
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-6515


Employment Development
800 Capitol Mall, MIC 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-9270


Workforce Development Division
830 Punchbowl Street Room 329
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-8820


Idaho Department of Labor
317 W Main Street
Boise, ID 83735
Phone: (208) 334-6139


Department Employment Training & Rehabilitation
500 East 3rd Street
Carson City, NV 89713
Phone: (775) 684-0415


Oregon Employment Department
875 Union Street NE Rm 201
Salem, OR 97311
Phone: (503) 947-1679


Employment Security Department--WorkSource Operations Division
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
Phone: (360) 438-3285
[FR Doc. 01-9574 Filed 4-17-01; 8:45 am]

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