Hawaii Administrative Rules
Title 14 - DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Subtitle 2.1 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE STATE MERIT APPEALS BOARD
Chapter 21.1 - GENERAL APPLICABILITY
Section 14-21.1-11 - Administration

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 14-21.1-11

Current through November, 2023

(a) The chairperson of the board shall be responsible for the administrative functions of the board.

(b) All decisions, orders, and other actions of the board shall be authenticated or signed by the board members acting in the proceeding or by the chairperson upon delegation by the board members acting in the proceeding. Official copies of decisions, orders, and other board actions may be promulgated under the signature of the chairperson of the board or the chairperson's designee.

(c) All documents required to be filed with the board shall be filed in the office of the board at Honolulu, Hawaii, within the time limits prescribed by law, rules of the board, or order of the board. Requests for public information, copies of official documents or opportunity to inspect public records may be made in writing to, or in person at, the board's office.

(d) The board may delegate to any competent and qualified individual the power or authority vested in the board as it deems reasonable and proper to carry out its functions as prescribed by chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, except the power to make, amend or repeal rules.

(e) The board may, by written resolution adopted by a majority of the members to which it is entitled, appoint competent and qualified disinterested persons to act as its hearing officer or panel of subject matter experts. The board, at its discretion, may designate the chairperson or one of its members to serve as a hearing officer. The hearing officer or panel of experts shall hear the matter in the same manner as if it were before the board and, upon the conclusion of the hearing, shall report the hearing officer's findings of fact and conclusions and recommendations based thereon to the board. The board shall provide each party to the proceeding the opportunity to file exceptions and present argument to the Board. After review of the whole record or those portions cited by the parties, the board shall render a decision in accordance with section 91-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

(f) The board may develop and promulgate procedures needed to carry out its functions.

[Eff OCT 24 2003] (Auth: HRS § 91-2) (Imp: HRS §§ 76-14, 76-47, 91-2)

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