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Office of Hearings and Appeals

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-5-4-44 (Revised)

Division 5: Temporary Instructions

Subject: Rosetti v. Shalala

Background

On February 14, 1995, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) published HALLEX Temporary Instruction (TI) 5-444 to implement the parties' July 7, 1994 joint settlement agreement in the Rosetti v. Shalala class action. The TI delineates OHA component responsibilities, including the responsibilities of the then-existing Office of Civil Actions (OCA) and the Office of Appellate Operations (OAO), for such actions as receiving and processing alerts, screening cases, sending notices to individuals potentially entitled to relief, and routing cases. On February 6, 1995, OCA lost its independent identity and was merged into OAO and the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation. 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 with respect to class action implementation necessitates a change in the TI provisions with respect to component responsibilities for processing the Rosetti class action. The implementation workload previously handled by OCA will now be processed by OAO through the OAO Class Action Coordinator. The attached replacement pages provide the addresses for the receipt in OAO of the Rosetti alerts and screening sheets, and clarify that OAO, through the OAO Class Action Coordinator, is now responsible for the class action processing functions formerly performed by the OCA operating divisions.

Remove

Remove from 5-400, Court Cases:

Pages 5 through 14 of TI 5-444, dated February 14, 1995 (10 pages).

Page 19 and 20 of TI 5-444, dated February 14, 1995 (2 pages).

Attachments 2 and 3 of TI 5-444, dated February 14, 1995 (2 pages).

Attachment 4 (pages 5 and 6) of TI 5-444, dated February 14, 1995 (2 pages).

Insert

Insert in 5-400, Court Cases:

Pages 5 through 14 of TI 5-444, dated June 28, 1996 (11 pages).

Pages 19 and 20 of TI 5-444, dated June 28, 1996 (2 pages).

Attachments 2 and 3 of TI 5-444, dated June 28, 1996 (2 pages).

Attachment 4 (pages 5 and 6) of TI 5-444, dated June 28, 1996 (2 pages).

Date: June 28, 1996