29 CFR 1404.19 - Arbitration process.
(a) Once notified of the expedited case appointment by the OAS, the arbitrator must contact the parties within seven (7) calendar days.
(b) The parties and the arbitrator must attempt to schedule a hearing within 30 days of the appointment date.
(c) Absent mutual agreement, all hearings will be concluded within one day. No transcripts of the proceedings will be made and the filing of post-hearing briefs will not be allowed.
(d) All awards must be completed within seven (7) working days from the hearing. These awards are expected to be brief, concise, and not required extensive written opinion or research time.