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DOL/OS RIN: 1290-AA37 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Employees' Compensation Appeals Board Electronic Case Filing 

This rule amends sections of the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board's regulations to require represented parties to use the Department's enterprise electronic case filing portal for filing documents.  This rule allows for represented parties to seek an exemption from this requirement upon a showing of good cause.  These regulatory amendments will reduce costs, improve efficiency, and reduce case processing times. 

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 501.3   
Legal Authority: This rule is promulgated by the Secretary of Labor under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, as well as the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. sec. 8101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christopher J. Godfrey
Chairman and Chief Judge
Department of Labor
Office of the Secretary
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-5220,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-6389
Fax:202 693-5425