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Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Selective Service Local Board
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Selective Service System: Selective Service Local Board
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Local Board
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

Claims appealed to the President are heard by the National Appeal Board.

Selective Service is not subject to the Administration Procedures with respect to adjudications [50 U.S.C. App. 463(b)]. In addition, procedural rights are contained in [50 U.S.C. App. 472]. If a military draft were to be resumed, claims for postponements, deferments, and exemptions would be determined by Boards in accordance with the Military Selective Service Act and implementing regulations. Finally, all boards have been inactive for over 40 years.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Is the agency permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
32 CFR 1648.4-1648.5
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
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?: 
How is the type of hearing selected: 
Required by Rule
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?: 
Are hearings recorded and/or transcribed?: 
Are hearings open to the public?: 
Presumed Closed (But May Be Open Under Certain Conditions)
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?: 
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: 
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional): 
"A summary will be made of all oral testimony given by the registrant and his witnesses at his personal appearance and such summary shall be placed in the registrant's file." 32 CFR 1648.5(d) "The making of verbatim transcripts, and the using of cameras or other recording devices are prohibited in proceedings before the board." 32 CFR 1648.5(h) "A registrant may, however, be accompanied by an advisor of his choosing and may confer with the advisor before responding to an inquiry or statement by the board: Provided, That, those conferences do not substantially interfere with or unreasonably delay the orderly process of the personal appearance." 32 CFR 1648.5(f)
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Adjudicators (Optional): 
"Local Board members are appointed by the Director of Selective Service in the name of the President, on recommendations made by their respective state governors or an equivalent public official. . . . Some requirements to be a board member are that they be: U.S. citizens; at least 18 years old; not a retired or active member of the Armed Forces or any reserve component; live in the area in which the board has jurisdiction; be willing to spend enough time at the position." -Local Boards, Fast Facts, The Selective Service System
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Verified by Agency: