Effective March 14, 2022, the United States Department of Labor’s eFile and eServe system (EFS – efile.dol.gov) will release enhanced e-mail notifications regarding cases before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ). These enhancements are in response to feedback from EFS users on how to improve the utility of e-mail notifications.
For all e-mail notifications, the subject line will now include the case name, case number, and date.
For notices, orders, decisions, and other documents issued by the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ), the e-mail notice to parties registered in EFS will include the issued document as a PDF attachment, and a link to the document on the EFS case dashboard. The e-mail body text will include additional identifying details about the case, such as names of parties, assigned district office, assigned ALJ, and a list of who was e-served. Similar information will be provided in e-mail notifications about notices of docketing, and status of user access to the case. OALJ will continue to send e-mails to those parties who have not registered in EFS.
For filings by parties, the e-mail will include additional essential details such as filing status, filing party’s name, filed date, and a list of who was e-served. These enhancements will include notices about receipt of a filing by EFS, when a filing is accepted or not accepted, when the filing is e-served on other EFS users for the case, and administrative notices about case access.
These samples of the new e-mail notifications show the changes to the e-mail subject line and body text.