FAA6.F Administrative : 03 Appeals - Overview : H Appeals Board Review of Hearing Decision - Overview
H Appeals Board Review of Hearing Decision - Overview
 
(04/01/16 - 05/31/16)
The Appeals Board is responsible for conducting reviews for the following:
 
ALL appellant requests for Petition to Review
Any request for Petition to Review submitted by the Attorney General's Office on behalf of FAA
 
The Appeals Board reviews the hearing record and renders a final decision. The Appeals Board must exercise discretion to accept or decline jurisdiction to hear a case within 15 calendar days of the appeal decision.
 
NOTE The Appeals Board, may on its own initiative, conduct a review of any case before the Hearing Officer's decision becomes final.
 
The Appeals Board notifies the Appeals Processing Unit (APU) of the results of the review. The APU reviews the notification and takes the appropriate action on the case. The review may result in the following decisions:
 
REMAND to Hearing Office for additional evidence, rehearing, correction, or decision
MODIFY or SET ASIDE a Hearing Officer's decision
 
Either FAA or the appellant may request that the Appeals Board review the original Appeals Board decision. The following actions must be completed to submit a request for review:
 
The appellant must submit a request to the Appeals Board within 30 calendar days from the original Appeals Board decision
FAA must submit the request following procedures for submitting a Petition for Review
 
NOTE FAA's request must be submitted to the Attorney General's office within ten calendar days from the date of the original Appeals Board decision.
 
NA EXCEPTION
FAA's request must be submitted to the Attorney General's office within fifteen calendar days from the date of the original Appeals Board decision.
 
When notified of a decision, and the Appeals Board notification is not available, request a copy of the notification from the APU.
 
The request submitted to the Appeals Board for review of its original decision must conform to the following:
 
Be a written request memorandum
State the reason why the Appeals Board decision is in error
Reference appropriate record citations, rules, and other authority