Subject: Conduct of Hearings
This transmittal amends chapter I-2-6 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update information about the conduct of hearings, including introductions, oaths and affirmations, and oral arguments at the hearing.
HALLEX I-2-6 is amended as follows:
I-2-6-50 – We removed unnecessary language and made several editorial and formatting changes to the section to improve readability. We also added several helpful citations to the regulations or other HALLEX sections.
I-2-6-54 – We moved the information previously in subsection A to subsection B and retitled the subsection A “General Policy.” We incorporated information previously not included in a subsection, with minor organizational and editorial changes. We made other minor organizational and editorial changes and incorporated information previously in subsections E and F. We retitled subsection B “Administering the Oath or Affirmation” and explained what actions are needed before administering an oath or affirmation. We incorporated information previously in subsections A, B, C, and D with minor editorial changes. We then removed subsections C, D, E, and F.
I-2-6-76 – We added a reference to the applicable regulations and made other minor editorial changes to the language.
Date: October 14, 2016