Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Allowing Administrative Hearings by Phone, Video Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

May 11, 2020  

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Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Allowing Administrative Hearings by Phone, Video Conference 

 

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-80, which continues to allow certain state administrative hearings to be held by video conference or phone in place of in-person hearings. This order is effective immediately and remains in effect through June 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 

 

“By extending this Executive Order, we help ensure Michigan can continue to flatten the curve while allowing certain agencies and commissions to conduct their important work remotely during this ongoing crisis,” Governor Whitmer said. “I continue to urge all Michiganders to work together and do their part so we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of everyone in our state.” 

 

Executive Order 2020-80 continues to permit the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Unemployment Insurance Agency, and other administrative hearings to be held by video conference or phone in place of in-person hearings. The order also temporarily allows e-signatures in place of written signatures on related documents. 

 

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