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To assist prospective H-2A employers in preparing their agricultural job offers, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has established the Agricultural Employment Practice Survey Library to provide available information on prevailing employment practices as well as acceptable experience requirements for agricultural jobs. This information is collected through the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) and used by the OFLC's Chicago National Processing Center staff in reviewing employer job requirements under the H-2A program to ensure no adverse impact on the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers similarly employed.

Information on prevailing employment practices and acceptable experience requirements are typically collected through SWA conducted employer surveys, and are organized by crop activity, occupation and wage reporting areas (e.g., statewide or sub-state region). Because SWAs conduct employer surveys or obtain information on the acceptability of job requirements during the course of each year, employers are strongly encouraged to check this webpage for any updates prior to preparing and submitting an agricultural job offer under the H-2A program.

Prevailing, Normal and Accepted Practices

Please Note:

Employers submitting H-2A applications for occupations covered by special procedures should refer to the appropriate Training and Guidance Letter (TEGL) for additional information on wages, working conditions, and other job requirements. Please select the applicable TEGL for additional information:

Employers submitting H-2A applications in the Northeast Woods Logging Industry should refer to their respective state survey information.