Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 46

Except as otherwise provided, a
member may serve three terms consecutively; a break in
service permits a new series of three consecutive terms. A
person may be appointed to three consecutive terms as the
chair notwithstanding any term or terms as a member; a break
in service as the chair permits a new series of such terms or a
new series of three terms as a member. There is no limit on the
number of nonconsecutive terms to which any person may be
appointed as a member or the chair of the Committee. A
member or the chair may continue to serve until a successor
has been appointed.
Resignation or removal
. A member or the chair of
the Committee may resign from the Committee. The Chief
Judge, with the concurrence of the Board of Judges, may,
based on the disability of the member or the chair or for other
good cause, revoke an appointment at any time.
(a) Mandate.
Mandate is when the Court's judgment
becomes final and is effective as a matter of law pursuant to
38 U.S.C. § 7291.
(b) Date of Mandate.
Mandate generally is 60 days
after judgment entered unless–
(1) a timely notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit is filed with the Clerk,
38 U.S.C. § 7291(a)
et seq.
, or
(2) mandate was issued as part of an order on consent
(i) dismissing, terminating, or remanding a case, or (ii) granting
or dismissing an uncontested application for attorney fees and
expenses (
Rule 36(b)(1)(B)), or
(3) the Court directs otherwise.
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