5 U.S. Code § 1305 - Administrative law judges

§ 1305.
Administrative law judges

For the purpose of sections 3105, 3344, 4301(2)(D), and 5372 of this title and the provisions of section 5335(a)(B) of this title that relate to administrative law judges, the Office of Personnel Management may, and for the purpose of section 7521 of this title, the Merit Systems Protection Board may investigate, prescribe regulations, appoint advisory committees as necessary, recommend legislation, subpena witnesses and records, and pay witness fees as established for the courts of the United States.

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 402; Pub. L. 90–83, § 1(3), Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 196; Pub. L. 95–251, § 2(a)(1), (b)(1), Mar. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 183; Pub. L. 95–454, title VIII, § 801(a)(3)(B)(iii), title IX, § 906(a)(12), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1221, 1225; Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(4), Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1346; Pub. L. 105–362, title XIII, § 1302(a), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3293.)

Historical and Revision Notes

1966 Act


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large


5 U.S.C. 1010 (5th sentence).

June 11, 1946, ch. 324, § 11 (5th sentence), 60 Stat. 244.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

1967 Act

This section amends 5 U.S.C. 1305 to correct a typographical error.


1998—Pub. L. 105–362 struck out “require reports by agencies, issue reports, including an annual report to Congress,” after “may investigate,”.

1992—Pub. L. 102–378 substituted “sections 3105” for “section 3105”.

1978—Pub. L. 95–454 substituted provisions respecting functions pursuant to specified sections of this title of the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protection Board for provisions respecting the functions pursuant to specified sections of this title of the Civil Service Commission.

Pub. L. 95–251 substituted “Administrative law judges” for “Hearing examiners” in section catchline and “administrative law judges” for “hearing examiners” in text.

Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by section 801(a)(3)(B)(iii) of Pub. L. 95–454 substituting “5372” for “5362” effective on first day of first applicable pay period beginning on or after the 90th day after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 801(a)(4) of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5361 of this title.

Amendment by section 906(a)(12) of Pub. L. 95–454 respecting functions of the Office and the Board effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

Effective Date of 1967 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–83 effective as of Sept. 6, 1966, for all purposes, see section 9(h) of Pub. L. 90–83, set out as a note under section 5102 of this title.

Termination of Advisory Committees

Advisory committees in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, excluding committees composed wholly of full-time officers or employees of the Federal Government, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan. 5, 1973, unless, in the case of a committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided for by law. See section 14 of Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out in the Appendix to this title.

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