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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-5-4-37 (Revised)

Division 5: Temporary Instructions

Subject: Boring v. Sullivan

Action Notes

In I-5-437 VI. A. 1. a., on page 11, the bullet at the top of the page; I-5-437 B. 1. a., on page 12, the second bullet; I-5-437 VI. C. 1. a., on page 13, the third bullet; and I-5-437 D. 1. b., on page 14, substitute the following language:

  • forward a copy of the decision, for coordination with DLAI, to the OAO Class Action Coordinator at the address in Part V. A. 3. above.

In I-5-437 VI. E., on page 15, change “OCA” to “OAO.”

Background

On February 28, 1994, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) published HALLEX Temporary Instruction (TI) 5-437 to implement the August 17, 1992 Stipulation and Order in the Boring v. Sullivan class action. The TI delineates OHA component responsibilities, including the responsibilities of the Office of Civil Actions (OCA) and the Office of Appellate Operations (OAO), for such actions as receiving and processing alerts, screening and noticing potential class member cases and routing cases. On February 6, 1995, OAO assumed responsibility for the functions previously performed by the OCA operating divisions.

Explanation of Content and Changes

The change in OAO's functional responsibilities necessitates a change in the TI provisions with respect to component responsibilities for processing the Boring class action. The workload previously handled by OCA will now be processed by OAO through the OAO Class Action Coordinator. The action items provide the address for the receipt in OAO of the Boring alerts, and clarify that OAO, through the OAO Class Action Coordinator, is now responsible for the class action processing functions formerly performed by OCA.

Remove

Remove from 5-400, Court Cases:

Pages 5 through 10 of TI 5-437 dated February 28, 1994 (6 pages).

Insert

Insert in 5-400, Court Cases:

Pages 5 through 9 of TI 5-437, dated July 12, 1995 and page 10, undated (6 pages).

Date: July 12, 1995