Due to Governor Inslee's Directive 20-08, all OAH employees will be required to furlough one day per month for four months. OAH will be closed, and most employees will be temporarily laid off on the following days:
Friday, August 21, 2020 | Friday, September 4, 2020 | Friday, October 23, 2020 | Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Some administrative law judges may continue to hold hearings on the agency-wide furlough days, and move their furlough day to another day in the week. You should plan to attend your hearing unless you receive notice that it is postponed.
For all filing deadlines that fall on a day that OAH is closed for furlough, OAH will consider the document timely filed as long as it is received by the next business day. Most hearings currently scheduled for a furlough day will be postponed and new notices sent to the parties.
In addition, some hearings on other days of the week may be postponed due to mandatory furloughs affecting the agency representative in the case.
Coronavirus Impact on Hearings