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OFLC Announces Schedule for Electronic Filing of Prevailing Wage Requests in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System
Posted on 4 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, June 4, 2019 "As part of the Department’s technology modernization initiative, the FLAG System is being developed to improve customer service and modernize the administration of foreign labor certification programs through the Employment... Read More

Tags: oflc , eta-9141 , flag , icert

Unprecedented H-2B Visa Demand Hits DOL
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL OFLC, Jan. 7, 2019 - " OFLC Issues Last Status Update Today on the iCERT System. LAST OPERATING STATUS : The Department's iCERT Rapid Response Team has continued to monitor the iCERT system, which has consistently been open for service... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B

iCERT Update, Jan. 7, 2019
Posted on 7 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Jan. 7, 2019 OFLC Issues Step-by-Step Instructions for Emergency Backup H-2B Applications Filing Process if iCERT System Disruption Occurs. The iCERT system for application processing is scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. EST on MONDAY, JANUARY... Read More

Tags: icert , H-2B

iCERT Updates from DOL (Jan. 3, 2019)
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification Jan. 3, 2019: OFLC Issues Status Update on Availability of the iCERT System The iCERT system for application processing is tentatively scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. EST on MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019. The Department... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B , H-2A

DOL Posts iCERT Notice (Jan. 2, 2019)
Posted on 2 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Jan. 2, 2019 "The iCERT Portal System is currently unavailable. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Updated January 2, 2019, 12:00PM EST): Within the first five minutes of opening the semi-annual H-2B certification process on January 1, 2019, the U... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B

DOL iCERT Website Crash Affects 33,000 H-2B Visas
Posted on 1 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Employers vying for the 33,000 H-2B visas (for temporary, non-agricultural workers) with an April 1, 2019 start date were poised last night to e-file critical document packets at one nanosecond past midnight, EST. See: December 27, 2018. H-2B Application... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , icert , H-2B

OFLC Notice: Electronic Filing of H–2A and H–2B Labor Certification Applications Through the iCERT Visa Portal System
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing the implementation of electronic filing for the submission of nonimmigrant temporary labor certification applications under the H– 2A and H–2B visa programs through the Department... Read More

Tags: oflc , efiling , icert , H-2B , H-2A

New iCERT System Enhancement: Reuse ETA Form 9035E Function
Posted on 21 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On Monday, February 25th, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification will implement an enhancement to its Labor Condition Application (LCA) Electronic Filing Module within the iCERT System allowing employers or their authorized attorneys or agents... Read More

Tags: LCA , 9035e , reuse , icert

iCERT Struggling: DOL
Posted on 27 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Jan. 27, 2016 - "The Department's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to employers who participate in H-1B, H-2A and H-2B temporary nonimmigrant visa programs. The OFLC has been experiencing... Read More

Tags: icert

OFLC Notice: Implementation of the iCERT Labor Certification Registry
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing a new initiative to make available to the general public appropriately redacted copies of H–1B, H–1B1, E–3, H–2A, H–2B and permanent labor certification... Read More

Tags: registry , icert

iCERT will be down for part of Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The iCERT System will be unavailable from 8AM to approximately 1PM Eastern Time on Monday, February 6, 2012 so that we may implement enhancements to the iCERT Prevailing Wage Module. For a summary of the enhancements, please click here . ... Read More

Tags: icert

DOL Enhances iCERT for H-2A/B Filers
Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Aug. 26, 2016 - " ETA Announces iCERT System Enhancement to Streamline the H-2A and H-2B Processes for Employers: Electronic Submission of Supporting Documentation Post-Filing ETA has implemented a new enhancement to the iCERT System related... Read More

Tags: DOL , icert , H-2B , H-2A

Advance Copy of DOL Notice: Implementation of the iCERT Labor Certification Registry
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing a new initiative to make available to the general public appropriately redacted copies of H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B and permanent labor certification documents through its iCERT Visa... Read More

Tags: registry , icert

New iCERT FAQ for H-2A, H-2B
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department has posted the first round of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing the implementation of electronic filing in the H-2B and H-2A labor certification programs through the Department's iCERT Visa Portal System. The FAQs are... Read More

Tags: DOL , faq , icert , H-2B , H-2A