Key Points
  • Updated processing times are posted for PWD and PERM requests through September 30
  • Average PERM processing times were 148 days (adjudication) and 308 days (audit review)
  • PERM applications filed through April were being adjudicated
  • Audit reviews were being conducted for applications filed through December
  • Appeals for reconsideration filed through June were under consideration
  • Average processing times for H-1B PWDs were 108 days (OES) and 96 days (non-OES)
  • NPWC was processing PERM and H-1B PWD requests filed through June
  • Redeterminations were considered for PERM and H-1B appeals filed through August
  • Center Director Reviews were being considered for PERM appeals filed in September
Overview

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

What are the Changes for PERM Processing?

In September, average PERM processing times were 148 days for adjudication and 308 days for audit review.

As of September 30th, the Labor Department was adjudicating applications filed up to April and performing audit reviews for applications filed in December or before. The agency was reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in June or earlier.

What are the Changes for PWD Processing?

In September, average times for issuing H-1B prevailing wage determinations were 108 days (OES) and 96 days (non-OES). For PERM, average processing times were 107 days (OES) and 91 days (non-OES).

On September 30th, the National Prevailing Wage Center was processing PWD requests received in June and earlier for PERM and H-1B cases. Redeterminations were considered for appeals filed in August or before for PERM and H-1B cases. Center Director Reviews were being conducted for PERM appeals filed in September. There were no pending Center Director Reviews in September for H-1B cases.


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