Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional):
COMMENT-Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: If the hearing official is an ALJ, he or she has subpoena authority. See 19 C.F.R. § 210.32. If the hearing official is someone else, they may or may not have subpoena authority.
COMMENT-Are parties provided notice of hearing?: The agency must provide notice (including right to hearing if requested) at least 30 days before initiating a salary offset. 19 C.F.R. § 201.204.
NOTE: If the proposed offset is $50 or less (or is a clerical error), the hearing process does not engage. However, the individual is still provided with written notice and a "point of contact for contesting such adjustment." See 5 U.S.C. § 5514(a)(3).