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Our Mission

We independently resolve administrative disputes through accessible, fair, prompt processes and issue sound decisions.

The Office of Administrative Hearings is holding hearings.

The Governor has signed the operating budget for the 2015-17 biennium. Therefore, state government operations will not be suspended on July 1, 2015.

If you received a notice that your hearing may be postponed due to the possible government shut down, that is no longer the case.

Please participate in your hearing as instructed in your Notice of Hearing.


Public Service – We provide professional, competent, and high quality service. We continuously improve through innovative problem-solving and efficient processes. We are accountable and take pride in our work.

Respect - We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Integrity- We hold ourselves to the highest level of ethical standards. We provide fair, impartial hearings and a neutral forum to resolve disputes between the public and government agencies.

Communication - We provide clear, open, and honest communication to promote understanding, cooperation, unity, and productivity.

Employees - We are committed to the personal and professional development of our employees. We actively seek involvement and a shared sense of commitment and service at all levels.

Videos to Help You Prepare for Hearing

These videos show how to prepare for and be more effective in your hearing.

Unemployment Insurance*
Video demonstration of an Unemployment Insurance hearing
Click here (Windows Media Player)
Click here (Quick Time Player)

Una demostración en video de una audiencia de Seguro de Desempleo**
Hága clic aquí (Windows Media Player)
Hága clic aquí (Quick Time Player)

Child Support
Video demonstration of a Child Support hearing
Click here

Una demostración en video de una audiencia de Manutención de Niños
Hága clic aquí

Public Assistance
Video demonstration of a public assistance hearing
Click here

*Please note the Agency Records Center address has changed to PO Box 9555, Olympia, WA 98507-9555.
Please refer to this website for the most recent address information.

**Atención, la dirección para el Agency Records Center o (Centro de los Registros de la Agencia) ha cambiado a PO Box 9555, Olympia, WA 98507-9555. Por favor, vaya a esta página web para la información sobre la dirección mas reciente.

It may take several minutes after you click on the link for the video to load. Thank you for your patience.

OAH Public Contacts

Public Information Officer - Primary Media Contact
Executive Assistant Barb Cleveland - (360) 407-2700

Public Disclosure Officer
Executive Assistant Barb Cleveland- (360) 407-2700

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