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On November 17, 2015, the Division announced that its Hearings section staff had been divided into
two regional docketing workgroups, North Western , comprising field offices located north and west
of Austin, and South Coastal, which includes the Austin Field Office and all points south and east.
The stated goal for the divide is to improve formal and informal dispute proceedings, docket
scheduling, and management. The staff assigned to the new workgroups schedule or reschedule
dispute proceedings, assist with docket management, and communicate scheduled proceedings and
pending actions to system participants. The reorganization establishes a single point of contact for
proceedings management in each field office. Rebecca Allen and Misty Haygood have been
designated as Program Specialists, who act as docketing team leads and oversee the staff for the
North Western and South Coastal regions, respectively.