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Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Coast Guard Retiring Review Board
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Homeland Security: Coast Guard Retiring Review Board
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Retiring Review Board Member
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

The Coast Guard Retiring Review Board reviews the findings/decision of the retiring board, at the request of any Coast Guard officer retired/released without pay for physical disability. The officer may submit a written application together with written evidence, or request a hearing before the board. Following the hearing, the board may reverse or affirm the retiring board's decision.

See 33 CFR 50

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Who may serve as a private party representative?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
33 CFR 50.4
Other published guidance for hearings (if any): 
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.): 
Evidence may be submitted to the Board by oral testimony under oath, or in the form of depositions or affidavits. 33 CFR 50.4(g).
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (All 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: 
By Private Party
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Four or More
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Can parties cross-examine witnesses?: 
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?: 
Are hearings recorded and/or transcribed?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearings)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?: 
Adjudication Officer
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Adjudication Officer
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s): 
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?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
If "Yes," please provide citation(s): 
33 CFR 50.5(d)
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
If "Yes," please provide citation(s): 
33 CFR 50.5(d)
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional): 
The USCG has not had a case under the RRB in my memory. As a practical matter, any case that could be heard by an RRB under 33 CFR 50 can be heard by the Board for the Correction of Military Records (BCMR). The BCMR regulations are found at 33 CFR 52.
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
CASELOAD STATISTICS - Summary Statistics
Total # Cases Filed/Opened (FY2013): 
Total # Cases Decided/Closed (FY2013): 
Total # Cases Pending (End of FY2013): 
CASELOAD STATISTICS - Supplementary Statistics
Does your agency maintain annual caseload statistics for this hearing office by case type (e.g., discrimination complaint, licen: 
Do you have any additional comments about your agency's responses on this form? If so, please provide comments below.: 
The Retiring Review Board (RRB) was established to review the outcome of Retiring Boards (RB). See 33 CFR 50.1(b). I am not aware of any RB for officers being convened in the eight years I have held my current job. Hence, no cases have been generated for an RRB to consider.
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