Important Notice to EFS Users Employing Delegated Access

In response to user feedback, the U.S. Department of Labor, E-file/E-serve system ("EFS") is currently using the Office of Administrative Law Judge's e-mail e-serve system for service of ALJ-issued documents. This was done to reduce duplicative notices of e-service and to permit direct delivery of the e-served ALJ document rather than requiring the recipient to log in to EFS to pick up the document. 

OALJ's system, however, only serves the e-mail address of the attorney of record.

The Department is working on a fix. For now, however, EFS users should not expect e-service on delegated users of documents issued by OALJ if the delegated user's e-mail address is different from the one for the attorney of record. Rather, only the e-mail address for the attorney of record will receive such service.

Please plan accordingly so as not to miss important documents issued in a case pending before OALJ.

Notice Regarding International Litigation

Administrative Notice, 2021-MIS-00006 (Chief ALJ Oct. 5, 2021) (regarding cases involving foreign parties, witnesses, and/or evidence).

Updated Page on Subpoena Requests 

OALJ has updated the page on Subpoena Requests concerning requests where the claim is still pending before OWCP, and limitations on subpoenas served outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Temporary Relocation of the Cherry Hill District Office

Effective September 15, 2021, the Cherry Hill District Office will be relocated, on a temporary basis, to the following address:

Office of Administrative Law Judges
United States Department of Labor
800 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001-8002

Please note that the main telephone number and the fax number of the Cherry Hill District Office will remain the same.  This temporary relocation will not affect case administration. 

Although the formal address of the Cherry Hill District Office will be in Washington, D.C., the office will be staffed virtually from alternate locations.  Therefore, to ensure that personnel in the Cherry Hill District Office receive filings in a timely manner, it is strongly recommended that filings be submitted by one of the following methods:

When filing a document by email, EFS or fax, DO NOT file a hard (paper) copy as well.  The online or fax filing will be the official filing for the matter.  You can check on whether a filing was received by using the Case Status Lookup.

If you are unable to submit a filing online or by fax, you may mail to the Washington, DC office with ATTN Cherry Hill District Office on the first line:

ATTN Cherry Hill District Office
Office of Administrative Law Judges
United States Department of Labor
800 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001-8002

Please note, however, that hard copy filings may result in delays.

Administrative Orders on the Postponement of Certain Proceedings Before OALJ Due to Hurricane Ida

  • Administrative Order, 2021-MIS-00005 (Chief ALJ Sept. 1, 2021) (postponing certain proceedings before OALJ impacted by Hurricane Ida).

  • Administrative Order, 2021-MIS-00005 (Chief ALJ Sept. 3, 2021) (amending the September 1, 2021 Administrative Order to include the Mid-Atlantic region in addition to New Orleans).

  • Administrative Order Rescinding Prior Chief ALJ Postponement Orders, 2021-MIS-00005 (Chief ALJ Sept. 10, 2021) (rescinding Chief ALJ Administrative Orders dated September 1 and September 2, 2021 and setting a tolling period from August 29, 2021 through September 10, 2021 for cases not docketed in the Covington District Office).

  • Supplementary Administrative Order, 2021-MIS-00005 (Acting Covington District Chief Judge Rosenow Sept. 9, 2021) (supplementing the Chief ALJ's previous Administrative Orders for matters before the Covington District Office by tolling certain filing deadlines through September 20, 2021 and providing for the rescheduling of hearings as determined by the presiding Covington District Office ALJ).