41 CFR § 60-30.16 - Appearances.
(a) Representation. The parties or other persons or organizations participating pursuant to this part 60-30 have the right to be represented by counsel.
(b) Failure to appear. In the event that a party appears at the hearing and no party appears for the opposing side, the party who is present shall have an election to present his evidence in whole or such portion thereof sufficient to make a prima facie case before the Administrative Law Judge. Failure to appear at the hearing shall not be deemed to be a waiver of the right to be served with a copy of the Administrative Law Judge's recommended decision and to file exceptions to it.