I-1-5-6.OPPE Actions

Last Update: 6/24/05 (Transmittal I-1-53)

OPPE is responsible for communicating with the Office of Program Law in the Office of the General Counsel in litigation-related matters. The OPPE Director is responsible for timely notifying OPL of all litigation-related inquiries, and for coordinating appropriate action within OHA if necessary.

In addition, upon receipt of notice of a litigation-related inquiry, OPPE will:

  1. determine the need for further communication within OHA and communication with OPL; and

  2. a. if the inquiry does not involve a pending case, forward it to OPL for disposition; or

    b. if the inquiry involves a pending case and raises an issue that SSA has previously addressed, provide the responsible OHA component with any information available in OPPE to aid in their formulation of a response; or

    c. if the inquiry involves a pending case but does not raise an issue that SSA has previously addressed, coordinate with the affected OHA components and prepare a formal request to OPL for resolution of the inquiry.