Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue.
If you are a party to a case that is currently pending before OALJ, please note that the Chief Administrative Law Judge issued a Blanket Order Extending Filing Deadlines Occurring During Furlough in All Cases Pending Before USDA Administrative Law Judges on January 11, 2019.
The Office of Hearings and Appeals(OHA) of the United States Department of Agriculture is comprised of three offices: the National Appeals Division(NAD), the Office of Administrative Law Judges(OALJ), and the Office of the Judicial Officer(OJO).
OHA's mission is to plan, coordinate, and provide administrative support for NAD, OALJ, and OJO. OHA promotes fairness, transparency, and consistency in NAD,OALJ, and OJO proceedings through the planning, coordination, and administration of office-wide activities and initiatives.