EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
ADVISORY SYSTEM
U.S. Department of Labor
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

Labor Cert./ Entertainment Industry

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

ONP

ISSUE DATE

September 2, 2003

RESCISSIONS

GAL No. 5-84

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

ADVISORY

:

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 4-03

 

TO

:

ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIASONS
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
Assistant Secretary

 

SUBJECT

:

Procedures for Temporary Labor Certification in the Entertainment Industry

 

  1. Purpose. To provide policy clarification and guidance regarding the special procedures governing the temporary labor certification process for the entertainment industry.

  2. References. 20 C.F.R. § 621 and 655

  3. Background. On December 1, 1983, the Employment and Training Administration issued GAL 5-84 which provided the procedures governing the labor certification process for the entertainment industry. The attached procedures have been updated and rescind those issued in GAL 5-84.

  4. Action Required. State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) are instructed to:

    1. Provide the attached procedures to appropriate staff.

    2. Instruct staff to provide application forms and advise employers of procedures for filing temporary labor certification applications in the entertainment industry.

  5. Inquiries. Address any questions or inquiries to the appropriate regional office.

  6. Attachments.

    1. Procedures for temporary labor certification in the entertainment industry.

    2. List of responsible regional offices and offices specializing in entertainment (OSEs).

    3. Map of OSEs and areas covered.

    4. List of unions in the entertainment industry.