"In a continued effort to assist H-2A employers with preparing their
agricultural job orders and applications, the Department has revised the
H-2A Filing Tips
to alert employers to common filing mistakes which can delay the
processing of an H-2A application. The H-2A Filing Tips may be found on
the H-2A program page under Factsheets and Filing Tips. Also posted on
the H-2A program page is a new Factsheet presenting H-2A program
selected statistics based on applications submitted during the first two
quarters of FY 2012. The Fact Sheet includes information on the H-2A
program use, including top filing states, activities and crops. To view
or download the Factsheet please click here.
In addition, the Department has received OMB approval to extend the
H-2A forms which were previously set to expire on April 30, 2012. All
H-2A applications should be filed using the extended ETA Form 9142 and
Appendix A.2 which reflect the new, October 31, 2012, expiration date.
To view or download the extended forms, please click here." - DOL, May 23, 2012.