Scheme Nickname: 
DOT Program Fraud and Lobbying Violation hearings

This scheme primarily governs hearings conducted pursuant to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (31 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.), which admonishes agencies to develop procedures for imposing civil penalties against persons who make, submit, or present, or cause to be made, submitted, or presented, false or fraudulent claims for payment. The scheme also governs enforcement proceedings against those who use appropriated agency funds to engage in prohibited lobbying activities, because the regulations governing such cases default to the penalty procedures used in program fraud cases. See 49 CFR 20.405.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeSub-Agency/Bureau/Division:Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: