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

PERM Processing: As of Jan. 31, the department was adjudicating applications filed in May and earlier, conducting audit reviews on applications filed in March and earlier, and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in June and earlier.

PERM processing times were about the same from Nov. 30 to Jan. 31.

Determinations: November 2022 December 2022 January 2023
Adjudication 249 days 255 days 264 days
Audit Review 368 days 356 days 383 days

PWD Processing: As of Jan. 31, 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 January and earlier for PERM non-OES cases. Redeterminations were being considered on appeals filed June and earlier for H-1B and PERM cases.

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