Subject: Court Remand – Remand to Administrative Law Judge
This transmittal amends sections I-4-6-5, I-4-6-10, I-4-6-20, and I-4-6-40 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual and archives sections I-4-6-6, I-4-6-12, and I-4-6-45 of the HALLEX manual to update our policies and instructions concerning how the Office of Appellate Operations' (OAO) Division of Civil Actions (DCA) handles district court litigation.
I-4-6-5 – We updated this section to clarify the process for processing and releasing time-limited remands and made minor editorial changes.
I-4-6-6 – We archived this section as it is not consistent with the current DCA business process.
I-4-6-10 – We amended this section to reflect the updated protocol for processing incoming court remand orders. We made minor changes to reflect agency policy regarding use of gender-neutral language. We updated the employee position titles to correspond to current DCA protocol.
I-4-6-12 – We archived this section because it is duplicative and the information is already articulated elsewhere in I-4-6.
I-4-6-20 – We amended this section to include additional scenarios where a court remand requires review by the Appeals Council. These additions match DCA business processes.
I-4-6-40 – We amended this section to reflect changes in the business process for releasing standard remand orders electronically.
I-4-6-45 – We archived this section because the Office of Appellate Operations does not deem court remands released 125 days from the date of the court order to be delayed.
Date: June 26, 2023