The DOL has released some information regarding PERM processing, the most interesting of which is that the agency is currently processing audited cases with a filing date of July 2007. The rate of approval for PERM cases filed so far in 2008 is around 79%.
The new form ETA 9089 (PERM Form) that was supposed to be used effective January 1, 2009, is not expected to be released until Spring 2009.
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Finally, on November 7, 2008, there will be a planned system outage for the PERM on-line system, so applications may not be filed electronically that day between 7 AM and 5 PM EST.