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Legal Effect of Federal Judge’s Order as Hearing Officer Under Court’s Employment Dispute Resolution Plan

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The Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who was acting in an administrative capacity under the Court’s employment dispute resolution plan when he issued an order to the Office of Personnel Management, lacked the authority to direct OPM in its administration of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Accordingly, OPM is not legally required to comply with the directives in the order.

Updated February 16, 2021