On Tuesday, the Chief Administrative Law Judge Raymond Krause went before the retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz, who was appointed special master to hear complaints about the government shutdown, to ask for a reopening of OAH for limited services.
Highlights of some of the items requested includes:
- 41 employees, consisting of the senior management critical services operational team, compensation judges and one administrative law judge be deemed critical, as well as legal support/administrative staff positions, effective July 18, 2011;
- 14 legal and administrative staff required to process and manage filings, contact parties, scheduling and service of the judges’ orders and communications as needed. Other administrative duties would include all operational needs in terms of payroll. security, human resources, mail and general office management and supervision
- To grant discretionary authority to the Chief Administrative Law Judge to determine which additional OAH positions would be critical to its operations. These positions so identified would not be returned to work prior to August 1,2011.
If history is any indication, we should be getting a decision within a week. More posts to follow.
The Petition can be found below.