5 CFR 179.216 - Request for the services of a hearing official when the creditor agency is not OPM.
(a) The Office will provide a hearing official upon request of the creditor agency when the debtor is employed by the Office and the creditor agency cannot provide a prompt and appropriate hearing before a hearing official furnished pursuant to another lawful arrangement.
(b) The salary offset coordinator will secure qualified personnel to serve as hearing officials.
(c) Services rendered under this section will be provided on a fully reimbursable basis pursuant to the Economy Act of 1932, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 1535.