The Labor Department has posted updated processing times for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications and prevailing wage determination (PWD) requests.

PERM Processing: As of Nov. 30, the department was adjudicating applications filed in March and earlier, conducting audit reviews on applications filed in January and earlier, and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in May and earlier.

Average PERM processing times:

  • Adjudication – 249 days.
  • Audit review – 368 days.

PWD Processing: As of Nov. 30, the National Prevailing Wage Center was processing PWD requests filed in January and earlier for H-1B OES and PERM OES cases, February and earlier for H-1B non-OES cases, and December and earlier for PERM non-OES cases. Redeterminations were being considered on appeals filed June and earlier for H-1B cases and May and earlier for PERM cases. Center Director Reviews were being conducted in November are earlier for PERM cases.

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