CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; CHARGE – Investigation of Charge
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1100.02000 – Investigation of Charge
In processing an unfair practice charge, a Board agent may freely communicate with the parties to facilitate the gathering of information necessary to the investigation of the charge; there is no prohibition on ex parte communications in the charge processing stage of an unfair practice proceeding; ex parte communications at the charge processing stage of unfair practice proceedings are a routine and necessary part of Board agent regulatory duties and enable them to assist a charging party in formulating a charge, answer procedural questions, facilitate communication between the parties and make inquiries, as required under PERB regulations.