NPWC Processing Times (as of 7/31/2017)
|Processing Queue||Request Date|
|Redeterminations||H-1B – June 2017|
PERM – June 2017
|Center Director Reviews|
PERM / H-1B- June 2017
H-2B – July 2017
*Correction to Redeterminations and H-2B Center Director Review processing month.
The National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) is currently processing the dates posted on iCERT above which 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 NPWC is unable to give priority processing or expedite prevailing wage determinations as requests are processed in the order in which they are received. However, each prevailing wage request is unique, and processing times may vary depending on material facts and individual circumstances of the request. NPWC gives each prevailing wage request its careful attention and processes each request as efficiently as possible. The Department encourages employers to continue to request a prevailing wage determination (PWD) for the H-2B program at least 60 days before the date the determination is needed. Requestors may check case statuses via the iCERT portal at https://icert.doleta.gov/ or contact our Helpdesk for a status on the application at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Program||Average Number of Days to Issue Wage Determinations|
|Month||OES (Calendar Days)||Non-OES (Calendar Days)|
The NPWC determination processing times on iCERT above reflect the average amount of time to issue wage determinations (by program) that were issued during the month listed. The actual processing time for each employer’s prevailing wage application may vary from the average depending on material facts and individual circumstances of the request. OFLC is only reporting the average processing time for all prevailing wage applications for the most recent month.
PERM Processing Times (as of 7/31/2017)
|Processing Queue||Priority Dates|
|Reconsideration Requests to the CO||July||2017|
The Analyst Review and Audit dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases were filed that are now being adjudicated at the Atlanta National Processing Center. *The Reconsideration Request to the CO dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases that are now being reviewed at the Atlanta National Processing Center were appealed. For various reasons, we may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month posted on iCERT. If your application was filed more than 3 months prior to the month posted, you may contact our Helpdesk for a status on the application at email@example.com.
|Determinations||Average Number of Days to Process PERM Applications|
|Analyst Review||July 2017||72|
|Audit Review||July 2017||217|
The Analyst Review and Audit Review determination processing times on iCERT above reflect the amount of time to process applications for the month. The actual processing time for each employer PERM application may vary from the average depending on the material facts and circumstances. OFLC is only reporting the average processing time for all PERM applications for the most recent month.