When a Region sends a "referral" (comprised of a "full litigation report") to the Department of Justice that follows on the earlier "referral" of a pre-referral negotiation (PRN) "mini-litigation report" (typically because the pre-referral negotiations failed to achieve a timely settlement) that "referral" should be entered into ICIS using one of the referral milestones. The post-PRN "referral" will be counted as a separate referral. If your enforcement action reaches the "Referred to DOJ" milestone the region will receive OECA accomplishment credit for the referral.
Historical OECA guidance on PRN's: "Process for Conducting Pre-Referral Settlement Negotiations on Civil Judicial Enforcement Cases," April 13, 1988. See also,
Updated by OC/RAB on 3/11/2011