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The Labor Department has posted updated processing times for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications and prevailing wage determination (PWD) requests.
PERM Processing: As of June 30, the department was adjudicating applications filed in December and earlier, conducting audit reviews on applications filed in September and earlier, and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in February and earlier.
Average PERM processing times:
PWD Processing: As of June 30, the National Prevailing Wage Center was processing PWD requests filed in December and earlier for H-1B (OES and non-OES) and PERM (non-OES) cases and January and earlier for PERM (OES) cases, according to the Labor Department. Redeterminations were being considered on appeals filed April and earlier for H-1B cases and PERM cases. Center director reviews were being conducted for PERM cases filed in May and earlier.
BAL Analysis: BAL’s internal case tracking is consistent with the Labor Department’s published processing times. BAL is seeing approvals for PERM applications filed in December and earlier and is starting to see PWDs for requests filed in December and earlier for H-1B (OES and non-OES) and PERM (non-OES) cases and January and earlier for PERM (OES) cases.
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