OAR 125-160-0920
Conduct of Hearings


The findings of the hearings officer must be on the merits. Technical or clerical errors in the writing or processing of a contested decision shall not be grounds for modification or rescission unless there is substantial prejudice to the claimant.


The standards of proof shall be those provided in these rules.


Making the reasons part of the record, the hearings officer shall raise the claimant’s burden of proof to clear and convincing evidence upon the occurrence of the following:


The hearings officer finds the claimant provided or has a history of providing unreliable or false evidence;


The contested issue is timeliness, inclusion or omission of evidence, or other procedural requirements; or


As otherwise provided in these rules.


The hearings officer shall consider such evidence as would be considered by reasonable persons in the conduct of their serious affairs.


At hearings, claimants shall be allowed to speak in their behalf, submit evidence, and exercise rights allowed by these rules.

Source: Rule 125-160-0920 — Conduct of Hearings, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=125-160-0920.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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