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1 1 Tree Planter & Related Forestry Occupation Applications H2B Applications that Require Special Processing

2 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Special Processing Guidance  Will be updated TEGL rescinds GAL 1-95, Change 1 TEGL rescinds GAL 1-95, Change 1 National Processing Center’s continue to follow GAL 1-95, Change 1 until new guidance is issued and effective National Processing Center’s continue to follow GAL 1-95, Change 1 until new guidance is issued and effective

3 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Purpose of Forestry Procedures GAL 1-95, Change 1  Forestry positions encompass job elements of both agricultural and non-agricultural occupations  Itineraries involve multi-state and/or multi-site locations  Employers bid on sequence of contracts, linking each seasonal activity into an itinerary of a number of months

4 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Who Can Apply?  Generally, registered Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) Licenses issued by ESA / Wage & Hour Licenses issued by ESA / Wage & Hour W&H maintains list of FLC W&H maintains list of FLC  FLC Activities recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish or transport workers recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish or transport workers

5 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration What to File  ETA Form 750, Part A  Valid Farm Labor Contractor License  Proof of Vehicle Registration & Insurance  Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration  Federal, State and Local Licenses, Certificates or Registrations  Temporary Need Letter & Supporting Documents

6 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Attachment to ETA 750  Work Itinerary Number of Crews Number of Crews Number of Workers in Each Crew Number of Workers in Each Crew Specific Work Locations Specific Work Locations County/City/Town and StateCounty/City/Town and State Dates of Need Dates of Need Start date and estimated end dateStart date and estimated end date Appropriate Prevailing Wage for each location Appropriate Prevailing Wage for each location

7 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Employer Requirements: Prevailing Wage  Occupational Employment Statistics data is source data for all forestry occupations. Employers must pay 100% of OES wages.  Piece Rate Pay Employer guarantees hourly PW rate; Employer guarantees hourly PW rate; Must identify production requirements Must identify production requirements Often used as an incentive Often used as an incentive  Employer Provided Survey Requires approval by SWA prior to job posting Requires approval by SWA prior to job posting

8 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Documentation of Workload Standards  Work Load Standards Must be listed on ETA 750 A, item 13 Must be listed on ETA 750 A, item 13 2,000 seedling planting per day 2,000 seedling planting per day Requirements beyond 2,000 seedlings must be clearly documented by the employer Requirements beyond 2,000 seedlings must be clearly documented by the employer

9 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Documentation of Special Requirements  Special Requirements Tool Purchasing Tool Purchasing Relationship Disclosure Relationship Disclosure Housing Rental Expense Housing Rental Expense Identified on ETA 750, item 15Identified on ETA 750, item 15  SWA to review all deductions

10 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration How to File  Master Applications acceptable  Individual State Applications, an alternative  Meet Job Order & Advertising Requirements

11 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Master Applications Requirements  Must be filed with SWA where largest crew will be employed or first job location on itinerary  Crews work for only one employer  Total range of crew’s start dates cannot be greater than 14 days  The NPC has jurisdiction over the SWA where master application is filed will process that application

12 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Master Applications across NPC jurisdiction

13 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Individual Applications  Best for itineraries that involve states in widely separated geographic areas  Start Dates that are more than 14 days apart

14 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Job Order and Advertising Requirements  File applications 120 days prior Date of Need  With SWA where work begins or largest crew working  Advertise with 10 day job order & 10 day job order & 3 day newspaper ad where Application / Master Application filed 3 day newspaper ad where Application / Master Application filed  Key requirements for newspaper advertising Brief job description Brief job description Address of local SWA office and job order number Address of local SWA office and job order number Summary of Itinerary and wages Summary of Itinerary and wages Incentive Wages Incentive Wages Benefits offered Benefits offered Purchase of Tools Purchase of Tools

15 Stakeholder Briefing – H2B Forestry Worker ApplicationsUnited States Department of Labor May 2007Employment and Training Administration Forestry Special Processing Thank You!


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