Subject: Office of Appellate Operations and Appeals Council Functions
This transmittal adds section I-3-0-20 to the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law manual to provide information about the Office of Appellate Operations' Division of Quality Review.
Section I-3-0-20 is titled “Quality Assurance Reviews” and is organized as follows:
I-3-0-20 A – We titled the subsection “Division of Quality Review — In General,” and we provided general information about the workload of the Division of Quality Review.
I-3-0-20 B – We titled the subsection “Pre-Effectuation Reviews” and provided general information and references to the Appeals Council's own motion authority.
I-3-0-20 C – We titled the subsection “Post-Effectuation Focused Reviews” and explained that the Division of Quality Review may perform focused reviews of specific subjects at the direction of Office of Disability Adjudication and Review executives.
Date: January 30, 2015