On February 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew the Direct Final Rules requiring e-filing by represented parties before the Benefits Review Board and the Office of Administrative Law Judges. See 86 Fed. Reg. 11425 (BRB) and 86 Fed. Reg. 11426 (OALJ).
In the withdrawal notices, the Department stated that “several comments raised concerns with the Department’s electronic filing system and not the requirements of the proposed or direct final rules. To better understand and address these concerns, the Department plans to hold listening sessions during the coming weeks for users to provide feedback on the system. Information about those sessions will be announced at https://efile.dol.gov."
Accordingly, listening sessions will be conducted on these dates and times via WebEx:
Wednesday March 3rd at 3PM EST
Meeting Link: https://usdolevents.webex.com/usdolevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ece8831912d0b3c09781f4a62a46104c4
Meeting Number: 199 185 6110
Friday March 5th at 12PM EST
Meeting Link: https://usdolevents.webex.com/usdolevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e434b5b11ed9c84dddd7db2b7fd6f4a22
Meeting Number: 199 631 9442