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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 July 31, the department
was adjudicating applications filed in September 2022 and earlier,
conducting audit reviews on applications filed in June 2022 and
earlier, and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in
September 2022 and earlier.
Average Number of Days to Process PERM Applications
|Analyst Review||July 2023||311|
|Audit Review||July 2023||498|
PWD Processing: As of July 31, the National
Prevailing Wage Center was processing PWD requests filed in January
2023 and earlier for H-1B OEWS and PERM OEWS cases, November 2022
and earlier for H-1B non-OEWS cases, and September 2022 and earlier
for PERM non-OEWS cases. Redeterminations were being considered on
appeals filed in February 2023 and earlier for H-1B cases and PERM
cases. Center Director Reviews were being conducted for H-1B and
PERM cases filed in June 2023 and earlier.
BAL Analysis: BAL’s internal case tracking
is mostly consistent with the Labor Department’s published
processing times. BAL is seeing approvals for PERM applications
filed in September 2022 and earlier, but PWDs for requests filed in
February 2023 and earlier for H-1B OEWS and PERM OEWS cases.
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