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Prevailing Wage Determination Processing Times (as of 07/01/2024)

Processing Queue

OEWS Receipt Datei

Non-OEWS Receipt Datei

CW-1

April 2024

-

H-1B

January 2024

June 2023

H-2B

May 2024

May 2024

PERM

December 2023

June 2023

Redeterminations

H-1B: March 2024

PERM: January 2024

Center Director Reviews

CW-1: June 2024

H-1B: August 2023

H-2B: May 2024

PERM: August 2023

iThe above dates reflect the month and year in which applications were filed (request date) or submission date of the appeal request for Redeterminations or Center Director Review. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) encourages employers to request a prevailing wage determination for the H-2B program at least 60 days before the date the determination is needed. For various reasons, OFLC may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month posted.             
ii Withdrawn and voided requests are excluded from the total, which may cause the numbers for previous months to fluctuate.             
iii Determinations issued does not include requests for Redetermination or Center Director Reviews.             
iv These processing times indicate the average processing time for all prevailing wage applications received in a specific month. The processing time for each request may vary from the average depending on the material facts and individual circumstances of the case.

 

CW-1

Receipt Monthii

Remaining Requests

April 2024

19

May 2024

173

June 2024

264

H-1B

Receipt Monthii

Remaining Requests

June 2023

2

July 2023

1

August 2023

0

September 2023

1

October 2023

1

November 2023

1

December 2023

12

January 2024

43

February 2024

251

March 2024

429

April 2024

380

May 2024

646

June 2024

344

 

H-2B

Receipt Monthii

Remaining Requests

April 2024

2

May 2024

601

June 2024

1,477

 

PERM

Receipt Monthii

Remaining Requests

February 2023

1

March 2023

0

April 2023

0

May 2023

5

June 2023

36

July 2023

37

August 2023

54

September 2023

102

October 2023

140

November 2023

232

December 2023

772

January 2024

2,155

February 2024

14,563

March 2024

15,632

April 2024

15,160
May 202413,400
June 202413,019

 


PERM Processing Times (as of 07/01/2024)
Processing QueuePriority Date
Analyst ReviewJune 2023
Audit ReviewDecember 2022
Reconsideration Request to the COSeptember 2023

These dates reflect the month and year in which cases were filed and are currently being adjudicated. The Reconsideration Request to the CO date reflects the month and year in which cases that are currently being reviewed were appealed. For various reasons, OFLC may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month posted. If your application was filed more than three months prior to the month posted, you may contact the OFLC PERM Helpdesk for a status on the application at plc.atlanta@dol.gov.

Average Number of Days to Process PERM Applications
DeterminationsMonthCalendar Days
Analyst ReviewJune 2024388
Audit ReviewJune 2024493

These dates reflect the amount of time to process applications. Actual processing times for each employer’s PERM application may vary from the average depending on material facts and individual circumstances of the case. OFLC is reporting the average processing time for all PERM applications for the most recent month.


H-2A Processing Times (updated as of close of business 7/13/2024)

I. Issuance of Initial Notices of Acceptance (NOA) or Deficiency (NOD)
Case Receipt WeekTotal Cases Submitted1Total Cases Issued First NOA or NODPercent Receipt Week Issued NOA or NOD
MOST RECENT WEEK COMPLETED
Jun 30 - Jul 6273273100%
CURRENT PROCESSING STATUS
Jul 7 - 1330317357%
II. Average Case Processing Times (measured in calendar days)
Processing ActivityTotal CasesCurrent Status
Average Number of Days to Process Complete2 Cases (cumulative over the last 2 weeks)39623 Calendar Days
Average Number of Days to Process Incomplete Cases (cumulative over the last 2 weeks)12434 Calendar Days

[1] Withdrawn and rejected applications are excluded from the total, which may cause these numbers to fluctuate.                          
[2] A complete H-2A application is defined as one containing all the documentation (e.g., housing inspection report, workers' compensation information, recruitment report) necessary for the OFLC Certifying Officer to issue a final determination 30 days before the start date of need.


H-2B Processing Times (updated as of close of business 7/13/2024)

Applications Received for Requested Date of Need from April 1, 2024 through September 30, 2024
 STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3STEP 4
Filing WindowTotal Cases Submitted& Positions RequestedTotal Cases Issued NOA or NODPercent Issued a First NOA or NODTotal Cases Pending - Post NOA or NOD Issued4Total Cases Issued Final Decision & Positions Certified
Jan 2024

8,118

(125,156 Workers)

8,118100%

3

(12 Workers)

8,115

(115,680 Workers)

Feb 2024

896

(13,361 Workers)

896100%

10

(354 Workers)

886

(11,071 Workers)

Mar 2024

176

(2,247 Workers)

176100%

1

(2 Workers)

175

(1,615 Workers)

Apr 2024

113

(1,873 Workers)

113100%

2

(3 Workers)

111

(1,569 Workers)

May 2024

90

(1,114 Workers)

90100%

11

(273 Workers)

79

(389 Workers)

Jun 2024

64

(614 Workers)

6195.3%

40

(346 Workers)

24

(242 Workers)

Jul 2024

11

(110 Workers)

654.5%

6

(23 Workers)

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Total Cases Issued Final Decision and Positions Certified (for FY 2024 Second Half Visa Cap)

9,390

(130,566 Workers)

Applications Received for Requested Date of Need from October 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025
 STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3STEP 4
Filing WindowTotal Cases Submitted& Positions RequestedTotal Cases Issued NOA or NODPercent Issued a First NOA or NODTotal Cases Pending - Post NOA or NOD Issued4Total Cases Issued Final Decision & Positions Certified
Jul 3-5 Group A

1,727

(34,973 Workers)

28116.3%

281

(5,456 Workers)

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Jul 3-5 Group B

428

(9,253 Workers)

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Jul 6

1

(12 Workers)

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Jul 7 - 13

122

(2,613 Workers)

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Total Cases Issued Final Decision and Positions Certified (for FY 2025 First Half Visa Cap)--

[3] Withdrawn and rejected applications are excluded from the total, which may cause these numbers to fluctuate.                          
[4] Total number of pending applications that received a NOA and are actively recruiting for U.S. workers or responding to a NOD.                          


CW-1 Processing Times (updated as of close of business 7/13/2024)
 STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3STEP 4
Month of ReceiptTotal Cases Submitted& Positions RequestedTotal Cases Issued NOA or NODPercent Issued a First NOA or NODTotal Cases Pending - Post NOA or NOD Issued7Total Cases Issued Final Decision & Positions Certified
October

164

(832 Workers)

164100%--

164

(563 Workers)

November

161

(714 Workers)

161100%--

161

(424 Workers)

December

118

(378 Workers)

118100%--

118

(228 Workers)

January

169

(667 Workers)

169100%--

169

(406 Workers)

February

143

(493 Workers)

143100%--

143

(284 Workers)

March

125

(522 Workers)

125100%--

125

(231 Workers)

April

560

(2,004 Workers)

560100%

40

(149 Workers)

520

(811 Workers)

May

414

(1,822 Workers)

41299.5%

283

(1,367 Workers)

129

(141 Workers)

June

818

(3,460 Workers)

55167.4%

547

(2,042 Workers)

4

(0 Workers)

July

99

(371 Workers)

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Types of Applications
 STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3STEP 4
Application TypeTotal Cases Submitted6 & Positions RequestedTotal Cases Issued NOA or NODPercent Issued a First NOA or NODTotal Cases Pending - Post NOA or NOD Issued7Total Cases Issued Final Decision & Positions Certified
New CW-1 Visas8

1,027

(4,420 Workers)

89286.9%241
(957 Workers)

651

(1,452 Workers)

Renewal of CW-1 Visas9

1,744

(6,843 Workers)

1,51186.6%

629

(2,601 Workers)

882

(1,636 Workers)

TOTALS2,771
(11,263 Workers)
2,40386.7%870
(3,558 Workers)

1,533

(3,088 Workers)

6Withdrawn and rejected applications are excluded from the total, which may cause these numbers to fluctuate.                          
7Total number of pending applications that either received a NOA and actively recruiting for U.S. workers or responding to a NOD.                          
8Indicates employer is requesting to hire a foreign worker who is not already performing work in the CNMI in CW-1 visa status.                          
9Indicates employer is requesting to extend the employment of a foreign worker in CW-1 visa status.