ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers

Home Page

Advanced search


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

Chinese Immig. Daily

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily

 

Chinese Immig. Daily



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of free
information!

Copyright
©1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

Immigration Daily: the news source for
legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers
Enter your email address here:



< Back to current issue of Immigration Daily

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37072-37073]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15013]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


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

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 August 2, 2012.

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. These labor certification 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, and D-1 programs.

[[Page 37073]]

    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 August 23, 2012, the courier will cease to operate 
and all submissions to the former address of the Chicago NPC will be 
returned to the sender. From the effective date of this notice, the 
address for the collection of H-2A fees should also be used for the 
submission of these fees.

II. Address

    Old Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, 536 South Clark Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 
60605-1509.
    New Address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National 
Processing Center, 11 West Quincy Court, Chicago, IL 60604-2105; 
telephone: (312) 886-8000; facsimile: 312-353-8830.
    New Address in connection with fees: The following address is to be 
used for all invoices/fees submitted in connection with the H-2A 
program: 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 Tuesday of June 12, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-15013 Filed 6-19-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FP-P



Immigration Daily: the news source for
legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers
Enter your email address here: