I-4-0-2.General Functions and Responsibilities

Last Update: 1/16/15 (Transmittal I-4-36)

The Office of Appellate Operations (OAO) is responsible for certain actions on cases in which a claimant has filed a civil action. OAO's responsibilities include actions such as:

In addition, OAO works with the Office of the General Counsel to evaluate and formulate litigation management strategy. Further, the Court Case Preparation and Review Branches track and analyze court case trends in order to:

For more information about OAO's authority related to civil actions, see 62 Federal Register 34490 (June 26, 1997).