Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.):
PFCRA Cases: Interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions and depositions. Unless the parties agree, discovery is available only as ordered by the ALJ upon motion. 22 CFR 521.21(c). The ALJ authorizes discovery only when it does not offend the conditions in 521.21(d)(3) (e.g., privilege, undue burden).
Salary Offset Cases: Formal discovery devices are not expressly provided, by 22 CFR 512.20(a)(5) affords employees the "right to inspect and copy the Government records pertaining to the debt."