Internal Operating Procedures - page 21

§ 7285: Impose registration fees and determine their frequency and amount, and use these fees
for investigating disciplinary matters or for defraying the costs of conferences and public
§ 7287: Exercise the authority provided to a court of the United States for purposes of
management, administration, and expenditure of Court funds, if not inconsistent with §§ 7251 et
The Chief Judge:
§ 7253(d)(1): "The chief judge of the Court is the head of the Court."
§ 7256: The Chief prescribes the times and places of sessions of the Court.
§ 7257(b)(1), (3): The Chief may recall, if eligible, retired judges and may remove judges from
recall-eligible status in certain instances.
§ 7265(b): Request a U.S. marshal at any session.
§ 7281(g): If there are not at least two other judges of the Court, the Chief exercises the power to
adjust pay and hire certain employees, such as the Clerk of the Court.
§ 7282(c): Designate certifying officers.
§ 7286: Summon judges to annual judicial conference.
§ 7288: Submit an annual report to Congress concerning the workload of the court, including
statistics on cases filed, dispositions, and the Court's efficiency.
§ 7292(b)(1): Certify interlocutory appeals of legal questions to the Federal Circuit.
§ 7296: Transmit information to OPM on retired pay and furnish certificates of disability to the
President if a judge retires because of a disability.
§ 7297: Set conditions and amount of annuity deposits and assist with next of kin determinations
and other estate matters.
§ 7298: Undertake periodic reviews of the judges' retirement fund and submission of
information, as required, to the President.
Additional Delegated Powers.
In addition to the Chief's statutory powers, the BOJ has, on three
occasions, delegated powers to the Chief: (1) On September 26, 1989, the BOJ adopted a
resolution authorizing the Chief to hire or approve the hiring of subordinate Court personnel who
are not heads of offices. (2) On September 25, 2003, the BOJ adopted a resolution granting the
Chief the power to "exercise supervision over the work of the Clerk of the Court . . . on behalf of
the [BOJ]" unless the BOJ has specified otherwise for a particular matter. The same resolution
requires the Clerk to report and communicate to the BOJ through the Chief Judge. (3) On
April 18, 2016, per BOJ Resolution 01-2016, the BOJ delegated to the Chief Judge the authority
to submit the Court's budget request each year, and the authority to direct expenditures as
necessary to execute the functions of the Court, with some limitations.
(e) Meetings.
The BOJ meets at the call of the Chief Judge or any three members of the BOJ,
and meetings may be called to address general business, or for limited discussion on a
specific issue. Generally, the BOJ should be provided 30 days notice of a meeting date, and
with that notice, should be advised of a reasonable window of time during which agenda
topics may be submitted. Any Judge in regular active service may timely add an agenda item
for discussion at a general meeting, and at the close of the agenda-submission window, an
agenda will be disseminated to the BOJ. Agenda topics submitted after the reasonable time
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