Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
United States Parole Commission: Commission
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Hearing Examiner/Designated Official
Hearing Officer #2 (Title): 
Regional Commissioner
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

Hearing Officer #2 only becomes involved if Hearing Officer #1 makes a determination that a prisoner is mentally incompetent and the previously scheduled parole hearing is postponed. Otherwise, the Regional Commissioner is not forwarded the record for review and the parole hearing continues as scheduled.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Who may serve as a private party representative?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
28 CFR 2.8
Other published guidance for hearings (if any): 
Rules and Procedures Manual 2.8-01
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
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
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Varies by Case
If "Varies by Case," please describe: 
Hearings may be conducted by a single hearing examiner or other official, or by a hearing panel, as designated by the Regional Commissioner.
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?: 
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
Program Official
If "Other," please specify: 
If the hearing officer determines that a prisoner is mentally competent, s/he makes the final decision and the previously scheduled hearing is held, as scheduled. If the hearing officer determines that a prisoner is mentally incompetent, the previously scheduled hearing is postponed, and the mental competency hearing record and findings are forwarded to a program official, the Regional Commissioner, for review.
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: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified