Wisconsin Administrative Code
(TCS) - Technical College System Board
TCS 4 - Administrative Hearing Procedures
TCS 4.12 - Conduct of hearings
§ TCS 4.12. Conduct of hearings
(1) HEARING EXAMINER. Unless otherwise ordered by the board, all hearings shall be conducted on behalf of the board by a hearing examiner designated by the state director, who shall, in addition to any powers contained in this chapter, have all powers of a hearing examiner permitted by ch. 227, Stats.
(2) PROCEDURE. The hearing examiner will open the hearing and make a concise statement of its scope and purposes. If the matter is contested, the hearing examiner will state the issues in the proceedings. Thereafter, parties may make motions or opening statements.
(3) OPENING STATEMENTS. When opening statements are made they shall be confined to:
(a) A brief summary or outline in clear and concise form of the evidence to be offered; and
(b) A statement of ultimate legal points relied upon.
(4) OFF RECORD. Parties may be off the record only when the hearing examiner permits. If a discussion off the record is deemed pertinent by the hearing examiner, the hearing examiner may summarize it on the record.(Cr. Register, February, 1981, No. 302, eff. 3-1-81.)