How To Find a ROD on a Topic or Specific Issue
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How To Find a ROD on a Topic or Specific Issue

Each ROD opinion is given a number. Most ROD opinions have a prefix which indicates the Wage Agreement under which they were decided. For example, ROD 84-390 indicates that the ROD was decided under the 1984 Wage Agreement while ROD 88-042 was decided under the 1988 Wage Agreement. The exceptions are the following: RODs under the 1978 Agreement do not have a prefix; therefore, ROD 227 indicates that the ROD was decided under the 1978 Wage Agreement. The other exception is RODs that are decided under the Coal Act. A ROD with the prefix "CA"--for example, CA-020--indicates that the ROD was decided under the Coal Act. Q&A's (for definition see ROD History) with a prefix of '81' address health issues. All other Q&A's address eligibility issues.

You can search for a ROD in the following ways:

  • Word Search - you can type a word or a phrase.

  • RODS Index - this index follows the general format of the Employer Benefit Plan. Opinions are arranged alphabetically by subject matter. The ROD numbers have been hyperlinked to the ROD document; therefore, you can click on the ROD number to view the document. Click on your browser's "Back" button to return to the Index