Forester v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 8 the Commissioner's unopposed motion to stay to the extent that the Commissioner shall file an answer and the transcript of the record on or before August 27, 2021. Signed by Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens on 6/4/2021. (AR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No: 5:21-cv-5-GKS-PRL
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
This case is before the Court on the Commissioner’s unopposed motion to stay the
case for ninety days to produce the certified transcript of the record necessary for this case.
(Doc. 8). Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the SSA has taken certain steps to maximize
social distancing, including suspending in-office services to the public and moving rapidly
toward a virtual work environment. The SSA’s Office of Appellate Operations (“OAO”) in
Falls Church, Virginia has redesigned its business practices to allow for a mostly virtual
transcript preparation process. Despite these changes, the OAO faces a significant backlog of
work that has built up during the past months.
Accordingly, the Commissioner’s unopposed motion (Doc. 18) is GRANTED to the
extent that the Commissioner shall file an answer and the transcript of the record for this case
on or before August 27, 2021.
DONE and ORDERED in Ocala, Florida on June 4, 2021.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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