The Office of Administrative Review (OAR) reviews challenges submitted by committees and their treasurers in response to the Commission's reason to believe findings under the Administrative Fine program. This program and its regulations were adopted in 2000 after statutory amendments permitted the Commission to impose civil money penalties for filing reports late or not filing them at all. OAR reviews these challenges and, in the challenge process, OAR may recommend that the Commission uphold the RTB finding and civil money penalty, uphold the RTB finding but modify or waive the civil money penalty, determine that no violation occurred, or terminate its proceedings. OAR also serves as the Commission's liaison with the U.S. Department of the Treasury on debt collection matters involving unpaid civil money penalties under this program and for the program's lockbox operation.
Ms. Brown joined the FEC as a RAD Campaign Finance Analyst in 2001. She has also served as an OAR Review Analyst and Assistant Branch Chief of the RAD Authorized Branch. She received her B.S. in Speech Communication: Public Relations from James Madison University, and her Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University.
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