On July 20, 2020, the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) posted a news item regarding public comment on proposed changes to the ETA 9089 permanent labor certification (PERM) form. Comments are due by September 18, 2020.

Read NAFSA's comment letter (September 10, 2020).


July 20, 2020. OFLC Announces 60-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Permanent Labor Certification Program Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor published a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to revise application forms, instructions, and other information collected under the Permanent labor certification (PERM) program.

The proposed revision better aligns information collection requirements with the Department’s PERM regulation, provides greater clarity to employers on regulatory requirements, standardizes and streamlines information collection for employers preparing PERM applications, and promotes greater efficiency and transparency in OFLC's review and issuance of labor certification decisions.

Written comments must be submitted in accordance with the instructions in the Federal Register notice. The deadline to submit comments is September 18, 2020.