Arbitration Panels

Arbitration Panel Policies and Procedures

Sections 107d-1, and 107d-2 of the Randolph-Sheppard Act require the U.S. Department of Education to convene arbitration panels to arbitrate disputes between either a blind vendor and State Licensing Agency, or a State Licensing Agency and Federal agency.  This document contains the Department’s interim policies and procedures for carrying out its responsibilities to convene arbitration panels under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.  

Arbitration Panel Decisions

Under section 107d-2(c) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act, the Secretary publishes the decisions of arbitration panels selected to adjudicate disputes over the administration of vending facilities on Federal and other property. These decisions are listed below or you may search the decisions by keyword at ed.gov. 

  • Case No. R/S 18-09 (PDF, 669 KB)
    Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services v. United States Department of the Army, Fort Sill, June 22, 2020

  • Case No. R-S/17-03 (PDF, 436 KB)
    Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services, v. United States Department of the Air Force, Hurlburt Field, June 13, 2019

  • Case No. R/S 16-13 (PDF, 348 KB)
    Missouri Department of Social Services, State Licensing Agency v. United States Department of the Army, May 1, 2019

  • Case No. R/S 16-12 (PDF, 317 KB)
    Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitative Services, v. United States Department of Energy-Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, April 30, 2020

  • Case No. R/S 16-09 (PDF, 378 KB)
    Texas v. Fort Sam Houston, February 28, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 16-08 (PDF, 197 KB)
    Ohio v. Wright Patterson Air Force Base, February 22, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 16-07 (PDF, 533 KB)
    Hawaii v. the Department of the Army, Schofield Barracks, July 31, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 16-04 (PDF, 215 KB)
    Florida v. The Department of Defense, Tyndall Air Force Base, January 30, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 15-20 (PDF, 428 KB)
    California Department of Rehabilitation v. United States Department of the Navy, October 8, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 15-19 (PDF, 239 KB)
    New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Vision Impaired v. the Department of the Air Force, Fort Dix, April 24, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 15-16 (PDF, 233 KB)
    Hooks v. North Carolina, September 26, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 15-15 (PDF, 533 KB)
    Kansas Department of Children and Families v. The Department of the Army, Fort Riley, January 10, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 15-14 (PDF, 108 KB)
    Phyliss Davis v. the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, August 8, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 15-13 (PDF, 203 KB)
    Florida v. US Air Force, February 2, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 15-12 (PDF, 203 KB)
    Cyrus v. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, December 23, 2016

  • Case No. R/S 15-10 (PDF, 265 KB)
    Oklahoma v. Fort Sill, September 2, 2016

  • Case No. R/S 15-07 (PDF, 146 KB)
    South Carolina v. US Army, November 21, 2016

  • Case No. R/S 15-06 (PDF, 105 KB)
    Homan v. Maryland, November 21, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 13-13 (PDF, 237 KB)
    Texas v. the Department of the Army, Fort Bliss, November 2, 2016

  • Case No. R/S 13-09 (PDF, 318 KB)
    Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency v. United States Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Fort Stewart, Georgia, January 11, 2016

  • Case No. R/S 13-08 (PDF, 100 KB)
    Sheets v. State of California Department of Rehabilitation, February 27, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 12-01 (PDF, 201 KB)
    Taylor v. Wisconsin, January 10, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 11-07/08 (PDF, 136 KB)
    RS 11-07 John Burt et al v. the Louisiana Workforce Commission and RS 11-08 Terry Camardelle et al v. The Louisiana Workforce Commission Consolidated Decision, August 18, 2017, August 18, 2017

  • Case No. R/S 11-05 (PDF, 203 KB)
    Bird v. Oregon, July 19, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 10-09 (PDF, 184 KB)
    California Vendor Policy Committee v. the California Department of Rehabilitation, February 20, 2018, Supplemental decision received on October 15, 2018

  • Case No. R/S 10-07 (PDF, 133 KB)
    California v. General Services Administration, May 15, 2013

  • Case No. R/S 10-04 (PDF, 943 KB)
    Jones v. Pennsylvania, December 7, 2013