Rescheduling the March 20 Administrative Hearing Officer Training
Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of conference attendees, the Administrative Hearing Officer Training scheduled for March 20, 2020, has been rescheduled for June 12, 2020. Your registration and payment will be rolled over to the new date. If you made a room reservation with the Embassy hotel, please contact the hotel directly for information regarding your reservation.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact us. We will send out a new confirmation for everyone closer to the June 12th training date. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing everyone in June.
What are the responsibilities of the Administrative Hearings Branch?
The Administrative Hearings Branch is assigned several areas of responsibility by KRS 15.111, with the division's two major responsibilities being:
- To maintain a pool of hearing officers, with the necessary support staff, for conducting administrative hearings for government boards and agencies; and
- To provide training in administrative hearing procedures for hearing officers, either by developing and offering the training, or by contracting with appropriate organizations for the provision of training, or by approving training developed and submitted by the agencies.
What type of services does the division offer?
The branch currently provides hearing officer services to over 60 government agencies and boards. These services include conducting pre-hearing conferences, ruling on motions, conducting hearings, and writing findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommended and final orders. The division also provides mediation services to government boards and agencies, recognizing that some cases can be more effectively resolved through mediation. In addition, the division develops and provides hearing officer and related training at least once each year, which it has done since 1996.
How do I obtain services from the division?
If you are part of a government board or agency and you are interested in obtaining these services from the branch, or you would like more information regarding these services, you may contact the division's docket clerk at (502) 696-5442. If you are a private citizen and you believe that you are entitled to an administrative hearing, you should contact the government agency or board involved; only that government agency or board can respond to your request for a hearing.