We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We review and post comments according to the policy below. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Department of Labor or the federal government.
We want to publish your comments, but we expect comments generally to be courteous. To that end, we have established the following policy.
We reserve the discretion not to post comments that:
- contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
- contain threats or defamatory statements;
- contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; or
- promote or endorse services or products. (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)
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We recognize that the Internet is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, we intend to review and post comments from 8:30 am – 5 pm ET Monday through Friday except for on federal holidays. We intend to review and post comments submitted at other times as soon as possible on the next business day.
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To protect your privacy, please do not include information (e.g., an e-mail address or phone number) in the text of your comment that identifies you.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.
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