Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Revised DOL FAQ on ETA 9089

[Question] – "If the employer will accept an alternate
combination of education and experience and the acceptable number of
years is other than a whole number, how can the employer inform the
Department of the acceptable number of years on the ETA Form 9089? The
field wherein the number of years must be entered, Section H, Item 8-C,
only accepts whole number entries."

[Answer] – "To inform the Department of the acceptable number of years where the
value is other than a whole number, the employer should round to the
nearest whole number, e.g., a value of 6 months would become 1 year and a
value of 15 months will become 1 year, enter the whole number in
Section H, Item 8-C, and then use Section H, Item 14 to provide the
actual number of years and months.

Example 1: Where the employer accepts, as an alternate combination of
education and experience, a Bachelor's degree and 6 months experience
(0.5 years), the employer