CCE continues to monitor the implemention of the DC Office of Administrative Hearings, which was established by the DC Council in 2002 as a result of CCE examination of the District's administrative adjudicatory system. The CCE recommendation was to centralize into one agency - the DC OAH - the disparate hearing offices of over 20 DC Executive Branch agencies. Application of this concept in other jurisdictions suggest the following benefits: faster disposition of cases; increased confidence by litigants that the process is fair; and increased compliance with agency rules and regulations.
Click here to read CCE testimony opposing the removal of case jurisdiction from OAH in the FY 2011 budget process.
Click here to read the CCE Testimony on Establishing an Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings before the D.C. Judiciary Committee, May 23, 2001.