§ 890.1027Cases where an additional fact-finding proceeding is required.
(a)Criteria for holding fact-finding proceeding. The debarring official shall request another OPM official (“presiding official”) to hold an additional fact-finding proceeding if:
(1) Facts material to the proposed debarment have not been adjudicated in a prior due process proceeding; and
(2) These facts are genuinely in dispute, based on the entire administrative record available to the debarring official.
(b)Qualification to serve as presiding official. The presiding official is designated by the OPM Director or another OPM official authorized by the Director to make such designations. The presiding official shall be a senior official who is qualified to conduct informal adjudicative proceedings and who has had no previous contact with the proposed debarment or the contest.
(c)Effect on contest. The debarring official shall defer a final decision on the contest pending the results of the fact-finding proceeding.
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