Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?:
If "Other," please specify (drafts):
Suspending/debarring officials may, at their discretion, refer disputed material facts to "another official" (unspecified in regulations) to have him/her conduct a fact-finding hearing. When referred, the suspending/debarring official may only reject findings by the fact-finding official "after specifically determining them to be arbitrary, capricious, or clearly erroneous." (22 CFR 1508.750(b), 1508.845(c)).
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s):
The suspending/debarring official must issue a written decision within 45 days of closing the official record. May be extended for good cause. (22 C.F.R. 1508.755(a), 1508.870(a)).