.05 Administrative Hearing.

A. An employee wishing to file an appeal must notify the SSOA within 15 calendar days of receiving the notice of the suspension, to request an administrative hearing.

B. When a suspension is contested, the SSOA will forward the matter to Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) to set in for a hearing.

C. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Title 28 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 28.02.01).

D. The administrative law judge’s decision is the final order of the MDOT Deputy Secretary of Policy, Planning, and Enterprise Services.