Administrative Hearing Process

​The administrative hearing process is similar to being in court for a trial. However, an administrative hearing involves disputes under the authority of governmental agencies. An administrative hearing establishes a record of facts in a particular case, toward some type of resolution. In the hearing, testimony is given from both parties.

The general law which governs General Government and Work and Family Services administrative hearings is Wis. Stat. Ch. 227. Corrections hearings are governed under Wis. Admin Code Ch. HA2. The Office of Worker's Compensation is covered under Wis. Stat. Ch. 102. Other cases may also be governed by another specific law with different requirements. An agency may also have special administrative rules which are, in effect, "additional laws" governing cases in that agency.

​This information has been provided to better understand the hearing process. It is not intended to substitute for the legal advice and assistance of an attorney. This is a general explanation that does not cover all details contained in the applicable statutes.