On December 19th, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (“OFLC”) posted a FAQ that stated that it has withdrawn the PERM modernization rule that had been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget. No details were provided about why this rule was withdrawn. However, OFLC has confirmed that it is dedicated to streamlining and updating the PERM process. OFLC may submit a new PERM modernization rule in the future. However, the rule making process will have to start from the beginning. The Hammond Law Group is curious about the basis for withdrawing this rule and hopes that a new PERM modernization rule will be introduced in the future to reflect “real-world” recruitment and to make this process more efficient.