I could use a link but I've been told that the position description (PD) for Social Security's Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) has changed. The new PD emphasizes increased supervision and management by the Social Security Administration. There is a new emphasis on compliance with Social Security's procedures, regulations, rulings, and policies and on timely processing of cases.
For those of you on the inside, what does this mean in practical terms? Has the agency explicitly told ALJs that their job has changed?