SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – Ground Rules for Negotiations
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1000.02058 – Ground Rules for Negotiations
A rule proscribing a 30-day period in which negotiations may not take place is negotiable because it affects the bilateral negotiations process. In the absence of a statutory prescription, the parties must determine bilaterally whether negotiations should be placed on hold while the public has an opportunity to comment on initial proposals, and if so, for how long.