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Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Support democratic processes and government accountability

Strategy: Support democratic processes and government accountability

Agency: 110 - Office of Administrative Hearings

A001 - Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) resolves administrative disputes between members of the public and most state agencies. Issues that come before OAH include requests for unemployment The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) resolves administrative disputes between members of the public and most state agencies. Issues that come before OAH include requests for unemployment insurance or public assistance benefits, child and vulnerable adult abuse concerns, child support liability, business and professional licensing (ranging from electrical contractors to nursing homes and daycare facilities), special education, whistleblower cases for local governments, and other disputes in which due process of law requires a hearing. At hearing, the participants present evidence and sworn testimony. At the conclusion of the hearing, an administrative law judge issues a written order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law on all contested issues. State agencies and local governments are billed monthly based on actual use of OAH services.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 330.6 216.6 273.6
180 - Local Gov Administrative Hearings
Non-Appropriated 25,000 25,000 50,000
484 - Administrative Hearings Revolving
State 43,460,000 29,203,000 72,663,000
Local 6,000 6,000 12,000
484 - Administrative Hearings Revolving Totals 43,466,000 29,209,000 72,675,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 330.6 216.6 273.6
GFS
Other 43,491,000.0 29,234,000.0 72,725,000.0
Totals 43,491,000.0 29,234,000.0 72,725,000.0

000704 - Percentage of randomly selected cases meeting or exceeding agency quality standards for all hearings

Percentage of randomly selected cases meeting or exceeding agency quality standards for all hearings and decisions
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 98% 98%
2017-19 Q2 93% 98%
2017-19 Q3 98% 98%
2017-19 Q4 95% 98%
2017-19 Q5 100% 98%
2017-19 Q6 100% 98%
2017-19 Q7 98% 98%
2017-19 Q8 100% 98%
2019-21 Q1 100% 98%
2019-21 Q2 98% 98%
2019-21 Q3 100% 98%
2019-21 Q4 96% 98%
2019-21 Q5 100% 98%
2019-21 Q6 100% 98%
2019-21 Q7 98% 98%
2019-21 Q8 0% 98%

000709 - Percentage of all cases completed within 90 days of filing the appeal

Percentage of all cases completed within 90 days of filing the appeal
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 84% 80%
2017-19 Q2 82% 80%
2017-19 Q3 83% 80%
2017-19 Q4 78% 80%
2017-19 Q5 80% 80%
2017-19 Q6 90% 80%
2017-19 Q7 90% 80%
2017-19 Q8 89% 80%
2019-21 Q1 89% 80%
2019-21 Q2 90% 80%
2019-21 Q3 90% 80%
2019-21 Q4 91% 80%
2019-21 Q5 74% 80%
2019-21 Q6 29% 80%
2019-21 Q7 20% 80%
2019-21 Q8 17% 80%