In this first round of PERM FAQs, DOL responded to the following questions:

  • How can an employer withdraw a PERM application if the employer has difficulty withdrawing electronically or the application was originally filed by mail?
  • How can an employer withdraw a PERM application if it has already been certified?

  • Once an employer requests its application be withdrawn, how soon can the employer file a new application for the same alien beneficiary?

  • If the employer’s minimum requirements include some period of training, must the alien beneficiary’s training be listed on the Application for Permanent Employment Certification, ETA Form 9089, Section K, as well as attested to in Section J?
  • How do I count days to establish recruitment timelines and time periods as outlined by the regulation?
  • Is the employer permitted to use an electronic national professional or trade journal?

This set of FAQs was issued in 2006. Check the FAQs on the OFLC website for additional and updated current FAQs.