Executive Summary

In FY 2019, federal agencies reported paying more than $58 million in awards of attorney’s fees and other expenses under EAJA.
– In total, 15 federal agencies reported 8,334 separate awards totaling $58,779,452.84.
– Of the 8,334 total awards, 8,322 were made in court cases, and 12 were made in adversary adjudications.
– In total, 49 federal agencies reported paying no EAJA awards during FY 2019.
– Of the 63 agencies contacted, the Office of the Chairman achieved a 93% compliance rate. Just 4 agencies did not report by March 30, 2020, in response to the Office of the Chairman’s requests.
* All totals current as of March 30, 2020.