Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

National Appeals

National Appeal Cases – Case files include documentation related to an appeal, such as hearing notices, appeal determinations, authorizations for representation, conference reports, hearing officer assignment notices, appellant exhibits, audio tapes of hearings, transcripts of hearings when available, and other supporting documentation.  Those cases that have been reviewed by the Director may include an extra section containing a review case checklist, a director review request notice, the Director’s determination, copies of agency correspondence related to the review, and other documentation.


Cut-off files at end of year during which case is closed.  Transfer to FRC 2 years after Cut-off.  Destroy when 7 years old.

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