CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; CHARGE – Request for Assistance
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1100.10000 – Request for Assistance
Where attachments to an unfair practice charge are not properly identified, placed in a logical order or cross-referenced in the unfair practice charge or narrative statement of the charge, only those with obvious relevance to the charge allegations will be considered as evidence supporting the charge; while the powers of the Board agent include assisting the party to state in proper form the required information, it is not the Board agent’s responsibility to sift through charging party’s attachments and determine their possible relevance to the charge allegations where the charging party simply provided the Board agent a stack of documents without having made an earnest effort to eliminate duplicates, place them in logical order, ensure their authenticity and identify through labeling and cross-referencing how they are relevant and support the allegations of the charge.