May 26, 2023, OFLC announces case submission for the Form ETA 9089 for PERM in FLAG on June 1, 2023

OFLC previously announced a delay to the date on which it will transition PERM submission and processing to the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) and the concurrent implementation of the revised Form ETA 9089. In response to stakeholder requests, OFLC used this delay to work with the Department’s Office of Chief Information Officer to provide filers the option to link prevailing wage determinations to a PERM application where users no longer have access to the FLAG account from which the prevailing wage request was submitted. Information and guidance on how to use this option can be found in the addendum to the Form ETA 9089 User Guide on the PERM program page on FLAG.

As stated in OFLC’s announcement on May 11, 2023, OFLC will not accept applications in the legacy PERM Online system after 6:59 pm EST on May 31, 2023, however, mailed-in applications post-marked on or before May 31, 2023, will be accepted in the legacy system. The PERM module in FLAG will be fully deployed on June 1, 2023. Please Note: The external submission functionality in the PERM Online system is the only part of the system which will be disabled on May 31, 2023, at 6:59 PM EST; the PERM Online system will otherwise remain operational. Users who have pending applications in the legacy PERM Online System can still upload responsive documents to an Audit request or request for information, withdraw applications, request reconsideration or appeal, and use the Help Desk Inquiry system as normal.