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3.7 Adjudications Working Groups.
Over the years, Legacy INS and USCIS have developed a number of working groups to assist in the development and implementation of new initiatives. There are two types of working groups: internal ones involving solely USCIS personnel from Headquarters, regional offices and field offices and those which involve USCIS personnel, personnel from other agencies, and private sector individuals who represent various groups USCIS serves.
The working groups have proven themselves invaluable in keeping the field informed about new technologies being developed and in keeping Headquarters informed about current trends and conditions experienced by adjudicators in field offices. Working groups are formed around a particular issue and are of varying (although limited) duration. An added benefit is that such working groups can provide good exposure to field officers (and other employees) wishing to know more about Headquarters operations in genera
l and about the challenges of project development.
Local offices may also organize both internal working groups and working groups which involve outside entities or “stakeholders.” See also “community Liaison” in Chapter 83 of this manual.
Reporting Incidents [(b)(2) or (b)(7)(E)]
[(b)(2) or (b)(7)(E)]