A programming glitch, which occurred during a software update implemented by the Department of Labor (DOL) on September 1, 2015, prevented some employers from being able to file their PERM applications, the DOL announced today on its website. The DOL explained that the malfunction precluded employers from completing some of the ETA Form 9089 online.

The problem with the Permanent Labor Certification Case Management System (CMS) continues and the DOL has directed employers who are unable to complete and file an ETA Form 9089 online to mail in their PERM applications to the Atlanta National Processing Center. The DOL is authorizing those employers who tried and could not file a PERM application online between September 1, 2015 and September 11, 2015, only, to include documentation demonstrating that information in their ETA Form 9089 was affected by the programming glitch.

If your PERM application was affected last week, you must submit your ETA Form 9089 and supporting documentation before September 30, 2015. Please see the DOL’s Employment & Training Administration’s web page for filing instructions: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/