A computer glitch is affecting applications for PERM labor certification, the Department of Labor confirmed Monday.

The problem is preventing online completion of ETA Form 9089 and may cause delays in PERM processing while the agency works to correct the issue.

The technical issue occurred Sept. 1 during a software upgrade to the Department of Labor’s case management system. Employers whose forms were not able to be completed between Sept. 1 and Sept. 11 are asked to submit documentation that their ETA Form 9089 was impacted by the technical issue by Sept. 30. All other applications that are unable to be completed due to the computer problem should be submitted by mail.

BAL Analysis: BAL will assist employers with the documentation request and alternative filings for those impacted by the glitch. Meanwhile, employers should anticipate possible delays in PERM labor certification processing.

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