§ 1.988 - Written decision following a hearing requested under § 1.984.
(a) The hearing official or administrative law judge must issue a written decision not later than 60 days after the employee files a request for the hearing.
(b) Written decisions provided after a hearing requested under § 1.984 will include:
(1) A statement of the facts presented to support the nature and origin of the alleged debt;
(2) The hearing official or administrative law judge's analysis, findings and conclusions concerning as applicable:
(i) The employee's or VA's grounds;
(ii) The amount and validity of the alleged debt; and
(iii) The repayment schedule.
(c) The decision in a case where a paper hearing was provided shall be based upon a review of the written record. The decision in a case where an oral hearing was provided shall be based upon the hearing and the written record.