PROCESSING OF APPEALS AND CORONAVIRUS
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Administrative Review Board (ARB) is experiencing delays in the processing of appeals and documents received by mail. To avoid delay, we strongly encourage all parties with appeals before the ARB and other filers to utilize the ARB’s Electronic Filing system to file new appeals, motions, briefs, and all other case-related documents to ensure the timely processing of their appeals. Documents filed through the electronic portal should not be submitted in paper unless specifically requested. See below notice for specific details on this change.
NOTICE REGARDING CHANGE TO ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM
Parties represented by counsel MUST use the Administrative Review Board’s (ARB) eFile/eServe system (EFS) absent good cause shown. Again, it is MANDATORY for counsel to use this system for filing (absent good cause shown).
Like the ARB’s prior Electronic File and Service Request (EFSR) system, EFS allows parties to electronically file new appeals, briefs, motions, and other documents; receive electronic service of ARB-issued decisions and orders; and check the status of existing appeals via a web-based interface. EFS is accessible 24 hours every day at https://efile.dol.gov.
To electronically file with the ARB, you must do so as a registered user via EFS at https://efile.dol.gov.