Office of Hearings and Appeals

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-1-42

Chapter: I-1-0

Subject: Introduction to HALLEX

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal updates sections I-1-0-4 (Using HALLEX) and I-1-0-5 (Components Responsible for HALLEX and Their Responsibilities).

Subsection I-1-0-4 A. informs users of the availability of HALLEX through PolicyNet and of the search feature in PolicyNet to locate information in HALLEX.

Subsection I-1-0-4 D. is revised to indicate that the FOIA Staff in the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation (OPPE) is the Headquarters component responsible for making HALLEX available for public inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act.

Subsection I-1-0-5 C. has been updated to indicate the primary authoring components for each HALLEX division or part in Volume I and Volume II respectively. The Special Counsel Staff (SCS) of the Office of the Associate Commissioner has been added as a primary authoring component for portions of HALLEX. In addition, reference to the former Office of Civil Action (OCA) has been deleted. The discussion of the role of the Regional and Hearing Office in establishing supplemental HALLEX procedures for local implementation has also been deleted because these procedures were rarely, if ever, used and the intent of HALLEX is to provide nationwide procedures.

This transmittal also includes a number of editorial revisions to both sections.

Date: September 17, 2002