The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) by adopting a cost of living adjustment to the maximum rate for the calculation of attorney fees permitted under the EAJA. Specifically, the FLRA proposes to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index, All Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average, All Items to create an inflation-based adjustment to the statutory cap on attorney fees. The FLRA also proposes modifying the rules to allow an applicant to request an increase to the maximum fees rate based on special factors.
Agency Contact: Peter Constantine, Office of Case Control, Federal Labor Relations Authority, 607 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20424-0001, or by telephone at (202) 482-6540.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on January 13, 2000.