Title 5

PART 1201

Part 1201 - Practices And Procedures

PART 1201 - PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES Authority:5 U.S.C. 1204, 1305, and 7701, and 38 U.S.C. 4331, unless otherwise noted. Source:54 FR 53504, Dec. 29, 1989, unless otherwise noted.

5:3.0.1.1.2.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - Jurisdiction and Definitions
5:3.0.1.1.2.1.21.1SECTION 1201.1
   1201.1 General.
5:3.0.1.1.2.1.21.2SECTION 1201.2
   1201.2 Original jurisdiction.
5:3.0.1.1.2.1.21.3SECTION 1201.3
   1201.3 Appellate jurisdiction.
5:3.0.1.1.2.1.21.4SECTION 1201.4
   1201.4 General definitions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Procedures for Appellate Cases
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.21SUBJGRP 21
   General
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.21.1SECTION 1201.11
   1201.11 Scope and policy.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.21.2SECTION 1201.12
   1201.12 Revocation, amendment, or waiver of rules.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.21.3SECTION 1201.13
   1201.13 Appeals by Board employees.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.21.4SECTION 1201.14
   1201.14 Electronic filing procedures.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22SUBJGRP 22
   Appeal of Agency Action; Pleadings
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.5SECTION 1201.21
   1201.21 Notice of appeal rights.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.6SECTION 1201.22
   1201.22 Filing an appeal and responses to appeals.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.7SECTION 1201.23
   1201.23 Computation of time.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.8SECTION 1201.24
   1201.24 Content of an appeal; right to hearing.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.9SECTION 1201.25
   1201.25 Content of agency response.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.10SECTION 1201.26
   1201.26 Number of pleadings, service, and response.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.11SECTION 1201.27
   1201.27 Class appeals.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.12SECTION 1201.28
   1201.28 Case suspension procedures.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.22.13SECTION 1201.29
   1201.29 Dismissal without prejudice.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23SUBJGRP 23
   Parties, Representatives, and Witnesses
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.14SECTION 1201.31
   1201.31 Representatives.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.15SECTION 1201.32
   1201.32 Witnesses; right to representation.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.16SECTION 1201.33
   1201.33 Federal witnesses.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.17SECTION 1201.34
   1201.34 Intervenors and amicus curiae.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.18SECTION 1201.35
   1201.35 Substituting parties.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.19SECTION 1201.36
   1201.36 Consolidating and joining appeals.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.23.20SECTION 1201.37
   1201.37 Witness fees.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.24SUBJGRP 24
   Judges
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.24.21SECTION 1201.41
   1201.41 Judges.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.24.22SECTION 1201.42
   1201.42 Disqualifying a judge.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.24.23SECTION 1201.43
   1201.43 Sanctions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25SUBJGRP 25
   Hearings
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.24SECTION 1201.51
   1201.51 Scheduling the hearing.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.25SECTION 1201.52
   1201.52 Public hearings.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.26SECTION 1201.53
   1201.53 Record of proceedings.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.27SECTION 1201.55
   1201.55 Motions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.28SECTION 1201.56
   1201.56 Burden and degree of proof.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.29SECTION 1201.57
   1201.57 Establishing jurisdiction in appeals not covered by § 1201.56; burden and degree of proof; scope of review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.30SECTION 1201.58
   1201.58 Order of hearing.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.25.31SECTION 1201.59
   1201.59 Closing the record.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.26SUBJGRP 26
   Evidence
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.26.32SECTION 1201.61
   1201.61 Exclusion of evidence and testimony.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.26.33SECTION 1201.63
   1201.63 Stipulations.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.26.34SECTION 1201.64
   1201.64 Official notice.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.27SUBJGRP 27
   Discovery
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.27.35SECTION 1201.71
   1201.71 Purpose of discovery.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.27.36SECTION 1201.72
   1201.72 Explanation and scope of discovery.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.27.37SECTION 1201.73
   1201.73 Discovery procedures.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.27.38SECTION 1201.74
   1201.74 Orders for discovery.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.27.39SECTION 1201.75
   1201.75 Taking depositions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.28SUBJGRP 28
   Subpoenas
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.28.40SECTION 1201.81
   1201.81 Requests for subpoenas.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.28.41SECTION 1201.82
   1201.82 Motions to quash subpoenas.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.28.42SECTION 1201.83
   1201.83 Serving subpoenas.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.28.43SECTION 1201.84
   1201.84 Proof of service.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.28.44SECTION 1201.85
   1201.85 Enforcing subpoenas.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.29SUBJGRP 29
   Interlocutory Appeals
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.29.45SECTION 1201.91
   1201.91 Explanation.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.29.46SECTION 1201.92
   1201.92 Criteria for certifying interlocutory appeals.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.29.47SECTION 1201.93
   1201.93 Procedures.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.30SUBJGRP 30
   Ex Parte Communications
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.30.48SECTION 1201.101
   1201.101 Explanation and definitions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.30.49SECTION 1201.102
   1201.102 Prohibition on ex parte communications.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.30.50SECTION 1201.103
   1201.103 Placing communications in the record; sanctions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.31SUBJGRP 31
   Final Decisions
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.31.51SECTION 1201.111
   1201.111 Initial decision by judge.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.31.52SECTION 1201.112
   1201.112 Jurisdiction of judge.
5:3.0.1.1.2.2.31.53SECTION 1201.113
   1201.113 Finality of decision.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Petitions for Review of Initial Decisions
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.1SECTION 1201.114
   1201.114 Petition and cross petition for review - content and procedure.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.2SECTION 1201.115
   1201.115 Criteria for granting petition or cross petition for review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.3SECTION 1201.116
   1201.116 Compliance with orders for interim relief.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.4SECTION 1201.117
   1201.117 Board decisions; procedures for review or reopening.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.5SECTION 1201.118
   1201.118 Board reopening of final decisions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.6SECTION 1201.119
   1201.119 OPM petition for reconsideration.
5:3.0.1.1.2.3.32.7SECTION 1201.120
   1201.120 Judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Procedures for Original Jurisdiction Cases
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.32SUBJGRP 32
   General
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.32.1SECTION 1201.121
   1201.121 Scope of jurisdiction; application of subparts B, F, and H.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33SUBJGRP 33
   Special Counsel Disciplinary Actions
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33.2SECTION 1201.122
   1201.122 Filing complaint; serving documents on parties.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33.3SECTION 1201.123
   1201.123 Contents of complaint.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33.4SECTION 1201.124
   1201.124 Rights; answer to complaint.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33.5SECTION 1201.125
   1201.125 Administrative law judge.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33.6SECTION 1201.126
   1201.126 Final decisions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.33.7SECTION 1201.127
   1201.127 Judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34SUBJGRP 34
   Special Counsel Corrective Actions
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34.8SECTION 1201.128
   1201.128 Filing complaint; serving documents on parties.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34.9SECTION 1201.129
   1201.129 Contents of complaint.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34.10SECTION 1201.130
   1201.130 Rights; answer to complaint.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34.11SECTION 1201.131
   1201.131 Judge.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34.12SECTION 1201.132
   1201.132 Final decisions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.34.13SECTION 1201.133
   1201.133 Judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.35SUBJGRP 35
   Special Counsel Requests for Stays
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.35.14SECTION 1201.134
   1201.134 Deciding official; filing stay request; serving documents on parties.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.35.15SECTION 1201.135
   1201.135 Contents of stay request.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.35.16SECTION 1201.136
   1201.136 Action on stay request.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36SUBJGRP 36
   Actions Against Administrative Law Judges
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36.17SECTION 1201.137
   1201.137 Covered actions; filing complaint; serving documents on parties.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36.18SECTION 1201.138
   1201.138 Contents of complaint.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36.19SECTION 1201.139
   1201.139 Rights; answer to complaint.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36.20SECTION 1201.140
   1201.140 Judge; requirement for finding of good cause.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36.21SECTION 1201.141
   1201.141 Judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.36.22SECTION 1201.142
   1201.142 Actions filed by administrative law judges.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.37SUBJGRP 37
   Removal From the Senior Executive Service
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.37.23SECTION 1201.143
   1201.143 Right to hearing; filing complaint; serving documents on parties.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.37.24SECTION 1201.144
   1201.144 Hearing procedures; referring the record.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.37.25SECTION 1201.145
   1201.145 No appeal.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.38SUBJGRP 38
   Requests for Protective Orders
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.38.26SECTION 1201.146
   1201.146 Requests for protective orders by the Special Counsel.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.38.27SECTION 1201.147
   1201.147 Requests for protective orders by persons other than the Special Counsel.
5:3.0.1.1.2.4.38.28SECTION 1201.148
   1201.148 Enforcement of protective orders.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Procedures for Cases Involving Allegations of Discrimination
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39SUBJGRP 39
   Review of Board Decision
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.1SECTION 1201.151
   1201.151 Scope and policy.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.2SECTION 1201.152
   1201.152 Compliance with subpart B procedures.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.3SECTION 1201.153
   1201.153 Contents of appeal.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.4SECTION 1201.154
   1201.154 Time for filing appeal.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.5SECTION 1201.155
   1201.155 Requests for review of arbitrators' decisions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.6SECTION 1201.156
   1201.156 Time for processing appeals involving allegations of discrimination.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.7SECTION 1201.157
   1201.157 Notice of right to judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.8SECTION 1201.161
   1201.161 Action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.39.9SECTION 1201.162
   1201.162 Board action on the Commission decision; judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.40SUBJGRP 40
   Special Panel
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.40.10SECTION 1201.171
   1201.171 Referral of case to Special Panel.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.40.11SECTION 1201.172
   1201.172 Organization of Special Panel; designation of members.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.40.12SECTION 1201.173
   1201.173 Practices and procedures of Special Panel.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.40.13SECTION 1201.174
   1201.174 Enforcing the Special Panel decision.
5:3.0.1.1.2.5.40.14SECTION 1201.175
   1201.175 Judicial review of cases decided under 5 U.S.C. 7702.
5:3.0.1.1.2.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Enforcement of Final Decisions and Orders
5:3.0.1.1.2.6.41.1SECTION 1201.181
   1201.181 Authority and explanation.
5:3.0.1.1.2.6.41.2SECTION 1201.182
   1201.182 Petition for enforcement.
5:3.0.1.1.2.6.41.3SECTION 1201.183
   1201.183 Procedures for processing petitions for enforcement.
5:3.0.1.1.2.7SUBPART G
Subpart G - Savings Provisions
5:3.0.1.1.2.7.41.1SECTION 1201.191
   1201.191 Savings provisions.
5:3.0.1.1.2.8SUBPART H
Subpart H - Attorney Fees (Plus Costs, Expert Witness Fees, and Litigation Expenses, Where Applicable) and Damages (Consequential, Liquidated, and Compensatory)
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.1SECTION 1201.201
   1201.201 Statement of purpose.
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.2SECTION 1201.202
   1201.202 Authority for awards.
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.3SECTION 1201.203
   1201.203 Proceedings for attorney fees.
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.4SECTION 1201.204
   1201.204 Proceedings for consequential, liquidated, or compensatory damages.
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.5SECTION 1201.205
   1201.205 Judicial review.
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.6.1APPENDIX Appendix I
   Appendix I to Part 1201 [Reserved]
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.6.2APPENDIX Appendix II
   Appendix II to Part 1201 - Appropriate Regional or Field Office for Filing Appeals
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.6.3APPENDIX Appendix III
   Appendix III to Part 1201 [Reserved]
5:3.0.1.1.2.8.41.6.4APPENDIX Appendix IV
   Appendix IV to Part 1201 - Sample Declaration Under 28 U.S.C.1746