Subject: Conduct of Hearings
This transmittal amends the procedures in section I-2-6 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update policy for sending a notice of supplemental hearing based on the regulatory changes in the final rule published at 84 FR 69298.
I-2-6-15 – We clarified that the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) management, through designated, staff, rather than the administrative law judge assigned to the case, is responsible for rescheduling a hearing for an in person appearance. We also corrected HALLEX citations, hyperlinked to the Standard Hearings Operations Procedure, and made minor editorial changes throughout the section.
I-2-6-80 – We updated the policy to explain that OHO management, through designated staff, must send a notice of supplemental hearing at least 20 days before the date of the new hearing. In addition, we provided a cross- reference within HALLEX and made minor editorial changes.
Date: January 21, 2020