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Immigration Law

DOL Claims $7.2M Investment Will Improve PERM

DOL, Aug. 24, 2022OFLC Announces the awarding of an investment from the Technology Modernization Fund to develop a new Permanent Labor Certification Program

"To keep the public informed regarding the development and modernization of the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) efforts to enhance and improve customers experience and security in the Permanent Labor Certification Program, OFLC was awarded an investment from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). For additional information, please see the link to the GSA announcement TMF Invests in Improving Public-Facing Services, Bolstering Cybersecurity | GSA: "The $7.2 million TMF investment will improve DOL’s permanent labor certification services, helping to increase efficiency, improve customer experience, and address fraud and security risks overall. “Our nation can be stronger and more prosperous when our immigration system functions in the most fair, orderly, and efficient manner, and this investment of TMF funding will help us deliver on that commitment,” said Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification. “By integrating the permanent labor certification process into the Foreign Labor Application Gateway, which uses GSA’s Login.gov, we will make it easier, faster, and cheaper for employers to access permanent labor certification services and create a more seamless immigrant visa processing experience.” “The Department has developed a close working relationship with the TMF with past TMF awards and appreciates the opportunity to build technologies that ease the burden on U.S. employers,” added Department of Labor Chief Information Officer Gundeep Ahluwalia."