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Last month we informed you of Commissioner Brannan’s decision to authorize contested case

hearings to be held in the Metro Center Building, a.k.a., “Austin Central.” The expansion of

hearings sites was initiated as a “quick fix” to the surplus of recent work comp claims in the Austin

area and the Division’s inability to set disputes within the statutorily-mandated 60-day deadline for want of docket space. Officially, Austin has just one Hearing Officer, and the field office has only

one hearing room. Originally this temporary solution was to have extended only into September,

but because the high volume of cases has continued without abatement, the project has been

extended through at least December. How much longer this “temporary” remedy remains temporary

is anyone’s guess.