Immediately following the period allowed for filing exceptions, the hearing examiner shall transmit the record of the proceeding to the
Assistant Secretary. The record shall include: The pleadings, motions, and requests filed, the rulings thereon; the transcript of the testimony taken
at the hearing, together with the exhibits filed; any documents or papers filed in connection with prehearing conferences; such proposed findings of
fact, conclusions of law, and orders, and supporting reasons, as may have been filed in connection with the hearing; the hearing examiner's decision;
and such exceptions, statements of objections, and briefs in support thereof, as may have been filed in the proceeding.