10 CFR 1023.5 - Duties and responsibilities of the Chair.

§ 1023.5 Duties and responsibilities of the Chair.
The Chair shall be responsible for the following:
(a) The proper administration of the Board;
(b) Assignment and reassignment of cases, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, to administrative judges, hearing officers, and decision panels;
(c) Monitoring the progress of individual cases to promote their timely resolution;
(d) Appointment and supervision of a Recorder;
(e) Arranging for the services of masters, mediators, and other neutrals;
(f) Issuing delegations of Board authority to individual administrative judges, panels of judges, commissioners, masters, and hearing officers within such limits, if any, which a majority of the members of the Board shall establish;
(g) Designating an acting chair during the absence of both the Chair and the Vice Chair;
(h) Designating a member of another Federal board of contract appeals to serve as the third member of a decision panel if the Board is reduced to less than three members because of vacant positions, protracted absences, disabilities or disqualifications;
(i) Authorizing and approving ADR arrangements for Board cases; obtaining non-Board personnel to serve as settlement judges, third-party neutrals, masters and similar capacities; authorizing the use of Board-provided personnel and facilities in ADR capacities, for matters before the Board, and for other matters when requested by officials of the DOE; and entering into arrangements with other Federal administrative forums for the provision of personnel to serve in ADR capacities on a reciprocal basis;
(j) Recommending to the Secretary the selection of qualified and eligible members. New members shall, upon selection, be appointed to serve as provided in the CDA;
(k) Determining whether member duties are consistent with the CDA; and
(l) Reporting Board activities to the Secretary not less often than biennially.
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