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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Case No. R/S 11-07/08 (August 18, 2017) 
    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

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

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

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

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

Arbitration Panel Decisions by Keyword

The 27 arbitration panel decisions above are grouped by common keywords in this Word document