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CONGRESSIONAL WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Secure Online Claims Reporting and Tracking E-filing System (SOCRATES)

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Before you proceed, please consider the following:
  1. Your claim must be filed no later than 180 days after the alleged violation(s) of the CAA.
  2. You must either be an employee, a former employee, an applicant, an intern, a detailee, or a fellow of the legislative branch at the time of the violation(s).
  3. You may file your claim electronically by clicking on the Create an Electronic Claim button, or you may download a copy of the form by clicking on the Download Claim Form button, and after completing it, you may email, mail, fax, or hand deliver it to the OCWR.
  4. After you have submitted your Claim Form, an electronic copy will be available to you in your secure claim folder created by the OCWR on an online platform. The OCWR will provide you a link to your secure claim folder via email.
  5. The OCWR also will provide a copy of the Claim Form to the employing office, after you have submitted your claim.
  6. The OCWR will process your claim in accordance with the CAA and the OCWR Procedural Rules. You have the option to pursue voluntary mediation or adjudication of your claim for resolution of your dispute.
  7. Please contact the OCWR (see contact information below) if you have any questions or need assistance with submitting your Claim Form.
  8. For security reasons, your data will not be stored on this website. Once you submit your Claim Form, all data is removed and transferred to your claim folder, which is maintained on an online platform, in a secure environment.
  9. You may file an amended claim form within 15 CALENDAR DAYS after the filing of the initial claim form. OCWR Procedural Rule § 4.08(d). To access a copy of an Amended Claim Form, please click here.

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