-The governing regulations provide for hearing officers in the form of ALJs or Administrative Judges, depending on whether the Administrative Procedure Act governs the case. See 13 CFR 134.218(a). Cases are assigned by the Assistant Administrator for OHA (AA/OHA). If the AA/OHA is himself a licensed attorney, he may assign cases to himself and preside therein as an Administrative Judge. Id.
-The appeal officer designated as "the Administrator" is the head of the agency; regulations delegate appellate authority to "the Administrator." See 13 CFR 134.228.
|Level||Name of Office||Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?|
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1