How are claims/cases processed at the hearing-level stage?:
Please briefly describe your case management practice(s) at the hearing level stage:
A combination of differentiated and first-in/first-out.
The Reviewing Officer conducts an initial review of the challenge to 1) determine the nature of the case and 2) identify if any parties need to be contacted for supplemental information. Cases that require a request(s) for supplemental information are in an inactive status until the response(s) is received. If there are multiple active cases with similar arguments, these challenges are usually processed sequentially to allow for concurrent Commission review. All other cases are processed on a First-in/First-out basis, based on the challenge receipt date.
Does the agency permit web-based electronic filing of hearing-related briefs or other documents?:
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?:
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?:
If "Yes," please provide citation(s):