|October 13, 2008|
Department of Labor Peer Review Agenda
On December 16, 2004, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review. The Bulletin provides for agencies to peer review certain types of information before the information is disseminated to the public. In addition, the Bulletin provides for agencies to post a peer review agenda on their Web site by June 16, 2005, and update it at least every six months.
In accordance with the Bulletin, the Department of Labor has published and updated its peer review agenda as required. On June 17, 2008, the Department published the latest update of its peer review agenda. The Department recognizes the value of peer reviews and may conduct peer reviews of documents that do not meet the Bulletin’s influential scientific information criteria. Such reviews would not be listed on this peer review agenda.
The only Department of Labor agency with items on the current peer review agenda is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The other Department of Labor agencies, based on the reviews they have conducted, have not identified any upcoming influential scientific information. Since the last peer review agenda, OSHA has completed its peer review of Models and Data Supporting the Preliminary Economic and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Cranes and Derricks. OSHA is adding one item to its peer review agenda – see item 6 below.
This peer review agenda can be updated at any time.
Click on the OSHA link above to view OSHA’s peer review plans for each item. You may submit comments on the adequacy of OSHA's peer review plans by following the instructions provided.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has completed several peer reviews since OMB’s Bulletin was issued. EBSA's web site contains the agency's completed Peer Review Reports.
If you have comments about the Department’s peer review agenda, please e-mail them to PeerReview@dol.gov. Comments will be available for inspection and copying in the:
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
If you wish to view past Departmental peer review agendas, visit the Department's peer review agenda archives.
Because comments are available for public inspection, the Department cautions interested parties against including personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates. Please note that the Department will not respond to individual comments.