How are claims/cases processed at the hearing-level stage?:
Differentiated Case Management
Please briefly describe your case management practice(s) at the hearing level stage:
Once all filings are completed and procedurally sufficient, the assignment is rotational by case staff and by case type. As relevant here, in most situations, every third arbitration case is assigned to each of the 3 Member staffs, and those individual staffs decide how to prioritize them. In addition, before cases are assigned to the Member staffs, there is a screening team that assesses whether arbitration cases are appropriate for "short-form" disposition. Then every third "short-form" is assigned to each of the 3 Member staffs.
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):