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Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) processing times were updated on the Department of Labor (DOL) website on May 1, 2024. The update indicates that the Department of Labor (DOL) was reviewing PERM applications submitted in April 2023 or earlier and processing audited cases with priority dates of December 2022 or earlier. The DOL is also addressing standard reconsideration requests filed in April 2023 or earlier.

For prevailing wage determinations (PWDs), the DOL is issuing PWDs for PERM requests filed in November 2023 (OES) and March 2023 (non-OES) and for H-1B requests filed in November 2023 (OES) and April 2023 (non-OES). The agency is processing PERM prevailing wage redeterminations requested in December 2023 and H-1B prevailing wage redeterminations requested in January 2024. Additionally, the DOL is handling PERM Center Director reviews requested in March 2024.

PWD processing times

Processing Queue

OEWS Receipt Datei

Non-OEWS Receipt Datei


March 2024


November 2023

April 2023


March 2024

March 2024


November 2023

March 2023


H-1B: January 2024

PERM: December 2023

Center Director Reviews

CW-1: None Pending

H-1B: None Pending

H-2B: March 2024

PERM: March 2024


*The above dates 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 Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) encourages employers to request a prevailing wage determination for the H-2B program at least 60 days before the date the determination is needed. For various reasons, OFLC may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month posted.

This table and updated information about the processing times can be found on the DOL FLAG Processing Times page.

Alexander Alfano

Alexander Alfano is the Director and Chief Legal Counsel of Financial Legal Group INC. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), a member of the Federal Bar, and is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.