Except as otherwise noted, hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice and
Procedure for Administrative Hearings Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges promulgated at 29 CFR Part 18, 48 FR 32538 (July 15, 1983),
amended at 49 FR 2739 January 20, 1984. Hearings shall be conducted as hearings de novo.
Upon receipt of an objection, the Chief Administrative Law Judge shall immediately assign the case to a
judge who shall, within seven days following the receipt of the objection, notify the parties, by certified mail, of the day, time, and place of
hearing. The hearing shall commence within 30 days of the filing of the objection, except upon a showing of good cause or unless otherwise agreed to
by the parties.
If both complainant and the named person object to the findings and/or order, the objections shall be
consolidated and a single hearing shall be conducted. If the objections are not received simultaneously, the hearing shall commence within 30 days of
the receipt of the later objection.
At the time the hearing order issues, the judge may order the prosecuting party to file a prehearing
statement of position, which shall briefly set forth the issues involved in the proceeding and the remedy requested. Such prehearing statement shall
be filed within three days of the receipt of the hearing order and shall be served on all parties by certified mail. Thereafter, within three days of
receipt of the prosecuting party's pre-hearing statement, the other parties to the proceeding shall file prehearing statements of position.