Thursday, November 03, 2005
The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is Maryland’s answer to streamlining the process of adjudicating disputes between state agencies and their employees. Prior to the OAH’s creation, an employee seeking to bring an action against an agency would appear before an ALJ of that agency. Now, all actions from all state agencies are heard before the OAH. The OAH regulations are governed by Title 28 of COMAR. The OAH also has an FAQ which looks pretty useful.