5 CFR 1501.11 - Consideration of complete file before hearing.
(a) Following delivery to the applicant or employee of the interrogatory and after expiration of the time limit for filing an answer to the interrogatory, the Board shall proceed to consider the case on the complete file, including the answer, if any, to the interrogatory.
(b) If, upon such consideration, the Board concludes that a finding favorable to the individual may be made, no hearing shall be required.
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