The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration updates its processing times for PERM labor certifications usually each month on its website. Employers and employees can check this website to gauge where DOL's processing stands in relation to labor certification cases already filed. As of December 31, 2009, DOL was processing regular, unaudited labor certification cases that were submitted in March 2009. The standard processing time for regular unaudited labor certifications remains steady at approximately 10 months. For audited cases, DOL is deciding cases that were submitted in December 2007, which is a step forward by one month and which decreases the audited case processing time to approximately 24 months.