Employment Based Subcommittee


Focuses on H-1B and Employment Based matters and prioritizes issues for liaison with U.S. Department of Labor.

OFLC Stakeholder Engagement Summaries prepared by the subcommittee.

Top Issue Priorities:

  • Department of Labor Processing Times: PW and PERM
  • Department of Labor: Online Forms: Technical Issues
  • Faculty Labor Certification Processing: Ad Language and Qualifying “Journals”
  • Prevailing Wages: DOL Determinations, Self-Selection and Surveys
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) NIV Processing Times
  • H-1B Specialty Occupation RFE Questions Relating to OES Code Selection and Combination Positions
  • H-1b AC21 Portability Time Re-Capture, 1/3 Year Extensions Beyond 6 Years/Concurrent Employment Issues
  • Last Action Rule
Employment Based Subcommittee
David Muusz (Chair) University of Michigan
Elizabeth Basile Columbia University
Fumiko Futai Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Olivia Kilbride Johns Hopkins University
Catherine Shock Echevarria Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology
Alma von Gontard Washington University in St. Louis