For state agencies whose proceedings are subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (Gov. Code, § 11370 et seq.), an Interagency Agreement is not required. Once a state agency is established with OAH, the Department of General Services will direct-bill the state agency using the state agency’s bill code. To establish a state agency with OAH, please contact Phoenix Vigil, Staff Services Manager, at 916.263.0793.
For state agencies not subject to the APA, an Interagency Agreement is required before a case may be filed with OAH. An Interagency Agreement is a contract between two state agencies which allows one agency to purchase services from another. To request an Interagency Agreement, please contact Cara Padilla, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, at 916.263.0597.
Once a state agency has been established, or an Interagency Agreement has been executed by both parties, state agencies can then schedule a hearing, mediation, or other proceeding by using the “State Agency Request to Set” Form OAH 21A and filing it with the appropriate OAH Office.