I-4-1-70.Retention of Claim Files in OAO Branches Following Preparation of the Certified Administrative Record

Last Update: 12/1/14 (Transmittal I-4-35)

After the reprographics staff prepares the appropriate copies of the certified administrative record and returns the claim file to the Court Case Preparation and Review Branch (CCPRB), CCPRB staff will record the disposition action and route the claim(s) file to the Mega-site. The Mega-site is responsible for controlling and maintaining the claim(s) file for an eighteen-month period. During this time-period, the CCPRB may request the file in order to process a court remand or a request for voluntary remand. If the claim(s) file remains in the Mega-site with no activity after eighteen months, Mega-site staff will release the claim file to the appropriate component (e.g., processing center, field office, etc.) and document the release of the claim(s) file.