Decision A117E – Modesto City Schools and School District

S-CE-402

Decision Date: October 15, 1981

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 5
Perc Index: 12133

Decision Headnotes

1104.00000 – CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; PROCEDURE BEFORE ALJ
1104.05000 – Informal Settlement Conferences

Public policy favoring confidentiality of settlement discussions precludes testimony at formal hearing of ALJ who conducted settlement conference. Exposure of settlement discussions could discourage parties from engaging in settlement discussions.

1105.00000 – CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; EVIDENCE
1105.13000 – Witnesses; Who May Testify; Board Agents as Witnesses; Self-Incrimination; Immunity; Labor Code Section 1151.2

Board agent's refusal to subpoena chief administrative law judge as witness is upheld. Representation that testimony of chief ALJ would corroborate evidence already in the record is inadequate. Testimony that will corroborate other evidence is not "essential" as required under Board policy.