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sion has not been in accordance with these rules, or with applicable laws and regulations, may appeal to the Judicial Officer for a review of the suspension. The Judicial Officer shall, upon the basis of the papers submitted or upon other appropriate opportunity to be heard, expeditiously rule upon the validity of the suspension. $ 956.9 Notice of suspension.

(a) The Bureau Head concerned shall cause a notice of the suspension to be served upon the firm or individual to be suspended by certified mail, return receipt requested, within 10 days after its effective date, which notice shall state:

(1) That the suspension is based:

(i) On information that the firm or individual has committed irregularities of a serious nature in business dealings with the Government, or

(ii) On irregularities which seriously reflect upon the propriety of further dealings of the firm or individual with the Government. The irregularities should be described in general terms without disclosing the Government's evidence;

(2) That the suspension is for a temporary period pending the completion of an investigation and such other proceedings as may follow therefrom;

(3) That bids and proposals will not be solicited from the firm or individual and, if received, will not be considered for award, unless it is determined by the Department to be in the best interests of the Government so to do.

(b) Answers to all inquiries concerning the suspension of any firm or indi

vidual shall be coordinated by the Bureau Head concerned with the General Counsel or shall be made by the General Counsel. Where a matter has been referred to the Department of Justice, the Post Office Department will not furnish any more information than is contained in the notice in answer to any inquiries until the Department of Justice has acquiesced in the furnishing of additional information.

(c) No suspension shall exceed 120 days. A suspension while in effect may be extended for an additional period of 120 days upon written determination of the reasons and necessity therefor. Notice of such extension of suspension shall be served upon the firm or individual in the manner hereinbefore set forth. In no event shall extensions of a suspension exceed in the aggregate a period of 1 year unless a debarment proceeding or a prosecutive action is pending, in which case successive additional periods of suspension may be imposed until the proceeding in question has been completed. The termination of a suspension, however, shall not prejudice a debarment proceeding which was pending or which may be brought thereafter for the

reasons that led to the suspension. $ 956.10 Restrictions on suspended per

sons and firms. Firms and individuals suspended under this part shall be subject during the period of suspension to the same restrictions, conditions and penalties set forth in $ 956.4.



A list of current CFR volumes, a list of superseded CFR volumes, and a list of CFR titles, subtitles, chapters, subchapters and parts are included in the subject index volume to the Code of Federal Regulations which is published separately and revised annually.

Table of CFR Titles and Chapters
Alphabetical List of CFR Subtitles and Chapters
Redesignation Tables
List of Sections Affected

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Title 1—General Provisions
I Administrative Committee of the Federal Register

Appendix A—Guide to record retention requirements
Appendix B-List of acts requiring publication in the Federal

Appendix C—Guide to Federal Register Finding Aids

Title 2—The Congress
Chapter I–Parallel Tables of Statutory Authorities and Rules

Title 3—The President

I Proclamations
II Executive Orders
III Presidential Documents other than Proclamations and Executive

IV Codified Text of Selected Presidential Documents
V Executive Office of the President

Title 4-Accounts

I General Accounting Office
II Federal Claims Collection Standards (General Accounting Of-

fice-Department of Justice) III Standards for Waiver of Claims for Erroneous Payment of Pay

(General Accounting Office)

Title 5–Administrative Personnel
I Civil Service Commission
III Bureau of the Budget
IV Civil Service Commission (Equal Employment Opportunity)

V International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board
VI Department of Defense
VII Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
VIII National Capital Transportation Agency
IX Appalachian Regional Commission

X National Capital Housing Authority
XI United States Soldiers' Home
XII District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency

Title 6 [Reserved)

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