On September 29, 2004, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issued a memo, FY 2005 Transition Guidance, to State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) updating administrators about the efforts to streamline activities in the foreign labor certification process. The memo outlines the transition that SWAs will undergo when the final PERM regulation is eventually published, focusing on the process of shifting permanent labor certification cases from SWAs to a centralized Federal location. Additionally, the memo provides insight into the contingency plans in place if the PERM regulations are not published before the end of 2004. AMDOC#: 200410028