In accordance with Executive Order
on Regulatory Planning and Review, as amended by Executive Order 13422
(January 18, 2007), and the
Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices, adopted by the Office of
Management and Budget, EBSA is maintaining this Web page to provide the
public with a list of any documents that are determined to be “significant
guidance documents” subject to the EO and Bulletin.
The OMB Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices
establishes policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use
of significant guidance documents by Executive Branch departments.
Specifically, the Bulletin defines “significant guidance document;”
establishes standard elements for significant guidance documents;
describes practices for developing and using significant guidance
documents by agencies; as well as requirements for agencies to enable the
public to comment on significant guidance documents or request that they
be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded.
EBSA does not have any significant guidance documents
currently in effect subject to EO12866 and OMB’s Bulletin for Agency
Good Guidance Practices. Information on significant guidance
documents published by other Department of Labor agencies is available on
of Labor guidance page.
If you have comments on significant guidance documents
or would like to request that EBSA issue, reconsider, modify, or rescind
significant guidance documents, please e-mail the comment/request to GoodGuidance@dol.gov.
You may use the same e-mail address to file complaints that EBSA has not
followed the Bulletin’s procedures in developing its guidance documents
or is treating guidance as a binding requirement. When submitting a
comment or complaint, please identify the agency and the particular
guidance document you are addressing. Because comments are available
for public inspection, the Department cautions commenters against
including personal information such as social security numbers and birth