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Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Board of Governors
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Broadcasting Board of Governors: Board of Governors
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Board of Governors
Hearing Officer #2 (Title): 
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

There is only one CFR section describing this system of "review within the Board" of an administrative offset determination. See 22 CFR 512.10. (By comparison, the adjudication scheme for salary offsets against Board employees is far more delineated by the applicable regulations, which fall under another subpart in 22 CFR Part 512.) Also, the general provisions applicable to all of Part 512 state that "[p]rocedures authorized by this regulation (including but not limited to referral to a debt collection agency, administrative offset, or salary offset) may be used singly or in combination, providing the requirements of the applicable law and regulation are satisfied." 22 CFR 512.3. Administrative offset proceedings may also be conducted under the more formalized procedures for salary offsets, at the agency's discretion.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Is the agency permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
22 CFR 512.10
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.): 
Formal discovery devices are not expressly provided for, but 22 CFR 512.10(b) does guarantee debtors an "opportunity to inspect and copy Board records pertaining to the debt" before the offset is made.
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
Written (Document-Only) Hearing
How is the type of hearing selected: 
Required by Rule
Depends on Nature of Case/Claim
Please describe: 
22 CFR 512.10(c) distinguishes between oral and document-only hearings, allowing the former only in certain circumstances (e.g., when the determination turns on an issue of veracity). All other hearings are document-only.
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Four or More
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Varies by Case
If "Varies by Case," please describe: 
22 CFR 512.10(c) only affords the opportunity for an oral hearing in cases where the question turns on an issue of veracity or cannot be resolved by review of documentary evidence. Holding an oral hearing to determine an issue of veracity implies the ability to present evidence.
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
If "Other," please specify: 
Board of Governors
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Does the agency permit web-based electronic filing of hearing-related briefs or other documents?: 
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Total # of Hearing Officers: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
If "Other," please specify:: 
Settlement authority given to the Board under 22 CFR 512.13
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified