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Office Closings

The Office of Administrative Hearings is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The court is closed on all federal and District of Columbia holidays.

District of Columbia Government closures and delays are posted on the District of Columbia Government website, as well as an alert the homepage of the Office of Administrative Hearings website.  

You can also tune to local District of Columbia television and radio stations for information.

Scheduled Hearings and Mediations

If you are scheduled for a hearing or a mediation on a day when there is an unscheduled closing or delayed opening, the following policies apply.

D.C. Government closes for the day.

All scheduled hearings and mediations are cancelled. Rescheduling notices will be issued.

D.C. Government has a liberal or unscheduled leave policy in effect.

All scheduled hearings and mediations are cancelled. Rescheduling notices will be issued.

BUT if all parties appear and the assigned administrative law judge (ALJ) is available, the ALJ may elect to go ahead with the hearing.

D.C. Government has a one- or two-hour delay for all employees to report to work.

Hearings and mediations scheduled before the end of the delay are cancelled. Rescheduling notices will be issued.

 

Hearings and mediations scheduled after the end of the delay are NOT cancelled and will go ahead as scheduled.

 

One-hour delay

All hearings and mediations scheduled to start after 10:00 a.m. will be held.

Two-hour delay

All hearings and mediations scheduled to start after 11:00 a.m. will be held.

D.C. Government has a liberal or unscheduled leave policy in effect together with a one- or two-hour delay.

All scheduled hearings and mediations are cancelled. Rescheduling notices will be issued.

 

 

DCPS Hearings

 

DCPS closes for the day.

All scheduled hearings and mediations are cancelled. DCPS will issue rescheduling notices

DCPS has a one- or two-hour delay of opening.

 

One-hour delay

The 9:15 a.m. hearings are cancelled. DCPS will issue rescheduling notices.

The 11:15 a.m. hearings will be held.

Two-hour delay

The 9:15 a.m. hearings are cancelled. DCPS will issue rescheduling notices.

The 11:15 a.m. hearings will be held UNLESS DCPS or the parent requests a continuance (before 11:15 a.m. and with notice to OAH before 11:15 a.m.).