Scheme Nickname: 
BBG Program Fraud Hearings

This scheme covers formal administrative hearings for: (1) civil penalties and assessments under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (31 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.) against persons who make false, fictitious or fraudulent claims for payment to the Broadcasting Board of Governors; and (2) salary offsets against current or former BBG employees.

Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
BBG's regulations designate the Director of the Office of Contracts as the "Board Procurement Executive." He/she is delegated the "full delegable authority" from the Board with respect to acquisition of goods and services by contract and other matters covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulations. -48 CFR 1909.406-3(b) states that the Board Procurement Executive shall preside and make all findings if contractors desire to present information and arguments in writing. If they desire to make oral presentations, however, they appear before a three-person fact-finding board composed of one member each from the Office of General Counsel and Congressional Liaison, the Bureau of Management, and the Office of Contracts. This panel in turn submits its factual findings to the Board Procurement Executive.
Types of Adjudication: 
Type A
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: