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Immigration Law

OFLC Enhances FLAG

OFLC, Aug. 17, 2021

"As part of the Department's technology modernization initiative, the FLAG system was implemented to improve customer service and modernize the administration of foreign labor certification programs. On August 16, 2021, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) released several important enhancements to the FLAG system that improves accessibility to OFLC case decisions, reduces the burden associated with completing requests for prevailing wage determinations, and enhances a system user’s ability to manage their requests for labor certification.

Specifically, the FLAG system features a new “Notification Center” within the user account that provides real-time access to OFLC decisions, and permits users to quickly upload responses and view documents associated with the labor certification application. Additionally, users have an ability to “reuse” a previously filed Form ETA-9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination, which will save the employer significant time and burden by pre-populating key sections of the previous application into a new request. Finally, FLAG system account users will have new options for re-assigning cases among other authorized users within their account network in order to better manage the labor certification applications under OFLC review. More detailed information explaining these updates can be found on the FLAG site including user guides and a video."