Who typically drafts final decisions on appellate cases adjudicated by this office?:
If "Other/Varies by Case," please describe:
a staff attorney assigned to the Office of Ethics and Appeals, prepares a draft decision for approval of the Secretarial Designee.
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s):
Regulations governing issuance of Secretary (or Designee) issuance of written decision vary depending on the type of appeal. Generally, rules specify issuance of decision within 30 days of receipt of request for review. Some types of appeals also permit extensions on showing of good cause. See 24 CFR 26.26(m), 26.52(l). Other case types do not prescribe any timeframe for issuance of Secretary's appeal decision. See 24 CFR 81.84(k)(2).
If "Yes (Some Types of Cases)," please describe types of decisions/cases that are judicially reviewable:
Cases involving Fair Housing (civil rights), civil penalties, program fraud civil remedies, and Indian housing hearings all have a right to Judicial Review while others involving suspension and debarment as well as salary offset cases do not have a right to Judicial Review.