On December 1, 2009, the DOL published answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding filing PERM appeals with the National Processing Center (NPC) and BALCA. The FAQs address how to properly navigate the DOL’s three distinct appeals queues: (1) Requests for Reconsideration; (2) Requests for Review before BALCA; and (3) Requests for Reconsideration based on alleged DOL error. In addition, the FAQs explain what information to include in a reconsideration request, how to correct errors on denied applications, what to do if NPC upholds its decision, the interaction between NPC and BALCA appeals, how to claim Department error, and how to inquire about the status of an appeal. The FAQs document is available here.