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Title 22Chapter ISubchapter BPart 18Subpart C → §18.14


Title 22: Foreign Relations
PART 18—REGULATIONS CONCERNING POST EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Subpart C—Administrative Enforcement Proceedings


§18.14   Hearing examiner.

(a) After an answer is filed, if the Director General decides to continue the administrative disciplinary proceedings, he/she shall appoint a hearing examiner to conduct those proceedings under this part.

(b) Authorities. Among other powers, the hearing examiner shall have authority, in connection with any proceeding assigned or referred to him/her, to do the following:

(1) Take evidence under appropriate formalities;

(2) Make rulings upon motions and requests;

(3) Determine the time and place of hearing and regulate its course and conduct;

(4) Adopt rules of procedure and modify the same from time to time as occasion requires for the orderly disposition of proceedings;

(5) Rule upon offers of proof, receive relevant evidence, and examine witnesses;

(6) Take or authorize the taking of depositions;

(7) Receive and consider oral or written argument on facts or law;

(8) Hold or provide for the holding of conferences for the settlement or simplification of the issues by consent of the parties;

(9) Perform such acts and take such measures as are necessary or appropriate to the efficient conduct of any proceeding; and

(10) Make initial decisions.

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