The National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) may suspend or debar a person for conviction/civil judgment for a number of violations, or other serious violations that affect the integrity of a program (see 2 CFR 180.800). The NARA adopts the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines for procedure of these adjudications (2 CFR 2600). NARA regulations do not specify a debarring/suspending official; under the OMB guidelines, the default official is the agency head or an official designated by the agency head.
The OMB guidelines define the procedures as fair and informal, with flexibility in allowing the respondent to present matters in opposition without following formal rules of evidence.
Respondents have 30 days to contest a Notice of Suspension or Notice of Proposed Debarment.
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