20 CFR 501.5 - Oral argument.

§ 501.5 Oral argument.

(a)Oral argument. Oral argument may be held in the discretion of the Board, on its own determination or on application by Appellant or the Director.

(b)Request. A request for oral argument must be submitted in writing to the Clerk. The application must specify the issue(s) to be argued and provide a statement supporting the need for oral argument. The request must be made no later than 60 days after the filing of an appeal. Any appeal in which a request for oral argument is not granted by the Board will proceed to a decision based on the case record and any pleadings submitted.

(c)Notice of argument. If a request for oral argument is granted, the Clerk will notify the Appellant and the Director at least 30 days before the date set for argument. The notice of oral argument will state the issues that the Board has determined will be heard.

(d)Time allowed. Appellant and any Representative for the Director shall be allowed no more than 30 minutes to present oral argument. The Board may, in its discretion, extend the time allowed.

(e)Appearances. An Appellant may appear at oral argument before the Board or designate a Representative. Argument shall be presented by the Appellant or a Representative, not both. The Director may be represented by an attorney with the Solicitor of Labor. Argument is limited to the evidence of record on appeal.

(f)Location. Oral argument is heard before the Board only in Washington, DC. The Board does not reimburse costs associated with attending oral argument.

(g)Continuance. Once oral argument has been scheduled by the Board, a continuance will not be granted except on a showing of good cause. Good cause may include extreme hardship or where attendance by an Appellant or Representative is mandated at a previously scheduled judicial proceeding. Any request for continuance must be received by the Board at least 15 days before the date scheduled for oral argument and be served by the requester upon Appellant and the Director. No request for a second continuance will be entertained by the Board. In such case, the appeal will proceed to a decision based on the case record. The Board may reschedule or cancel oral argument on its own motion at any time.

(h)Nonappearance. The absence of an Appellant, his or her Representative, or the Director at the time and place set for oral argument will not delay the Board's resolution of an appeal. In such event, the Board may, in its discretion, reschedule oral argument, or cancel oral argument and treat the case as submitted on the case record.

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United States Code

§ 8101 - Definitions

§ 8102 - Compensation for disability or death of employee

§ 8102a - Death gratuity for injuries incurred in connection with employee’s service with an Armed Force

§ 8103 - Medical services and initial medical and other benefits

§ 8104 - Vocational rehabilitation

§ 8105 - Total disability

§ 8106 - Partial disability

§ 8107 - Compensation schedule

§ 8108 - Reduction of compensation for subsequent injury to same member

§ 8109 - Beneficiaries of awards unpaid at death; order of precedence

§ 8110 - Augmented compensation for dependents

§ 8111 - Additional compensation for services of attendants or vocational rehabilitation

§ 8112 - Maximum and minimum monthly payments

§ 8113 - Increase or decrease of basic compensation

§ 8114 - Computation of pay

§ 8115 - Determination of wage-earning capacity

§ 8116 - Limitations on right to receive compensation

§ 8117 - Time of accrual of right

§ 8118 - Continuation of pay; election to use annual or sick leave

§ 8119 - Notice of injury or death

§ 8120 - Report of injury

§ 8121 - Claim

§ 8122 - Time for making claim

§ 8123 - Physical examinations

§ 8124 - Findings and award; hearings

§ 8125 - Misbehavior at proceedings

§ 8126 - Subpenas; oaths; examination of witnesses

§ 8127 - Representation; attorneys’ fees

§ 8128 - Review of award

§ 8129 - Recovery of overpayments

§ 8130 - Assignment of claim

§ 8131 - Subrogation of the United States

§ 8132 - Adjustment after recovery from a third person

§ 8133 - Compensation in case of death

§ 8134 - Funeral expenses; transportation of body

§ 8135 - Lump-sum payment

§ 8136 - Initial payments outside the United States

§ 8137 - Compensation for noncitizens and nonresidents

§ 8138 - Minimum limit modification for noncitizens and aliens

§ 8139 - Employees of the District of Columbia

§ 8140 - Members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

§ 8141 - Civil Air Patrol volunteers

§ 8142 - Peace Corps volunteers

§ 8143 - Job Corps enrollees; volunteers in service to America

§ 8143a - Members of the National Teacher Corps

§ 8144 - Student-employees

§ 8145 - Administration

§ 8146 - Administration for the Panama Canal Commission and The Alaska Railroad

§ 8146a - Cost-of-living adjustment of compensation

§ 8147 - Employees’ Compensation Fund

§ 8148 - Forfeiture of benefits by convicted felons

§ 8149 - Regulations

§ 8150 - Effect on other statutes

§ 8151 - Civil service retention rights

§ 8152 - Annual report