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[Federal Register: December 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 232)]
[Notices]               
[Page 63795-63796]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

 
Filing Locations for Foreign Labor Certification Program 
Temporary Program Applications; Change of Address

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

[[Page 63796]]


ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces a change in the location where 
applications for temporary labor certification programs will be filed 
and/or are being processed.

DATES: This notice is effective on December 15, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., 
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 
20210; telephone: (202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provides national 
leadership and policy guidance, and develops regulations and procedures 
to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning foreign workers 
seeking admission to the United States (U.S.) in order to work under 
the labor certification programs authorized by the INA. In carrying out 
its statutory responsibility, OFLC administers both temporary 
nonimmigrant labor certification programs and the permanent immigrant 
labor certification program. The Secretary of Labor issues 
certifications in connection with several nonimmigrant visa programs as 
well as the permanent program. To obtain a labor certification under 
most labor certification programs administered by OFLC, employers must 
demonstrate that there are insufficient U.S. workers available, 
willing, and qualified to perform the work, and that the wage offered 
to the foreign worker(s) will not adversely impact U.S. workers 
similarly employed. The purpose of the labor certification process is 
to ensure that admitting foreign workers does not adversely affect job 
opportunities, wages and working conditions of U.S. workers. These 
activities are carried out in two National Processing Centers (NPC), 
one in Atlanta, GA and one in Chicago, IL.
    The Chicago NPC is responsible for adjudicating all employer 
applications for temporary labor certification under the H-1B, H-1B1, 
E-3, H-2A, H-2B, H-1C, and D-1 programs. The purpose of this Notice is 
to inform the public about a change of address for the Chicago NPC.
    The address change will be effective as of the effective date of 
this Notice. On that date, the Chicago NPC should be fully functional 
in the new location. For 3 weeks after that date, the Chicago NPC will 
receive via courier all written correspondence submitted to their 
former address. This is to ensure a smooth transition and allow all 
interested parties to commence using the new address. On January 6, 
2010, the courier will cease to operate and all submissions to the 
former address of the Chicago NPC will be returned to the sender.

II. Address

    Old Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, 844 North Rush Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 
60611; telephone: (312) 886-8000; facsimile: (312) 353-3352.
    New Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, 536 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60605-1509; 
telephone: (312) 886-8000; facsimile: (312) 353-3352.
    New Address in connection with fees: The following address is to be 
used for all invoices/fees submitted in connection with the H-2A and H-
1C programs: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, P.O. Box A3804, Chicago, IL 60690-A3804.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 25th day of November 2009.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-28954 Filed 12-3-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FP-P




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