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Immigration Law

OFLC Announces Publication of an Updated Appendix A to the Preamble–Education and Training Categories by O*NET–SOC Occupations Effective July 1, 2022

OFLC, June 27, 2022

"On November 15, 2021, the Employment and Training Administration issued a Federal Register notice (FRN) informing the public that the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) was updating Appendix A to the Preamble–Education and Training Categories by Occupational Information Network (O*NET)–Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Occupations. Appendix A is a list of professional occupations that serves as a guide for employers to distinguish between professional and non-professional occupations in order to comply with the professional recruitment requirements of the PERM program. The FRN stated that OFLC intends to review BLS’s occupational and education data each year to publish a new list of occupations on its website, even when BLS data remain the same from the previous year.

OFLC is releasing this year’s Appendix A, implementing the new list of professional occupations, effective July 1, 2022.