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November 15, 2021 (1 min read)

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 217 / Monday, November 15, 2021

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce updates to 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 permanent labor certification (PERM) program. In addition, this notice announces standard procedures for establishing Job Zones for a SOC code and occupational title in situations where O*NET Job Zone data are not yet available as O*NET transitions to the 2018 SOC system. These actions, updating Appendix A and establishing standard procedures for Job Zone values where O*NET Job Zone data are unavailable for certain occupations, will allow ETA to maintain a more comprehensive and current list of occupations and provide additional clarity to employers and the public regarding the appropriate education requirements and Job Zone value for each SOC code and occupational title. DATES: This Notice is effective on November 15, 2021."