I'm hearing that the Office of Personnel Management (OMB) will soon start taking applications for Administrative Law Judge positions at Social Security. In the past when this has happened, OMB decided in advance to only hold the application process open until they received a set number of applications. If I remember correctly, it was something like 1,000 the last time. They start receiving applications almost immediately after they announce they're taking applications and often fill up their quota in a day or two. Thereafter, they refuse to accept any more applications. It's usually not long after we receive such an advance warning until OPM starts taking applications. Keep looking at this website. It could happen tomorrow, Good Friday. It could be early next wee. I'll try to post something here but don't count on getting word from me immediately.