This proposed recommendation on Best Practices for Using Video Teleconferencing for Hearings will be considered by the Assembly at the 61st Plenary Session on December 4-5, 2014.
Video Hearings (Recommendations)
This redline shows proposed amendments to the Best Practices for Using Video Teleconferencing for Hearings Recommendation for consideration at the 61st Plenary Session.
This recommendation offers practical guidance regarding how best to conduct video hearings, and addresses the following subjects: Equipment and environment, training, financial considerations, procedural practices, fairness and satisfaction, and collaboration among agencies. It also provides for the development of a video hearings handbook by ACUS's Office of the Chairman.
Since the early 1990s, video teleconferencing technology (“VTC”) has been explored by various entities in the public and private sectors for its potential use in administrative hearings and other adjudicatory proceedings. In the last 10 years, advances in technology and carrier services coupled with reduced personnel and...