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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-70

Chapter: I-2-8

Subject: General

Background

HALLEX Chapter I-2-8-1 General has been revised to only permit an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to sign a decision and all official copies with his/her “wet” signature or verified electronic signature, unless a “wet” signature or verified electronic signature entered by another person is authorized. A rubber stamp or other mechanical signature is not authorized under any circumstances.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-2-8-1 is revised to reflect that the ALJ will sign the decision/order and all official copies with his/her “wet” signature. A rubber stamp or other mechanical signature is not authorized under any circumstances.

Date: May 16, 2008