Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.23 - Supervisor review

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

As a first step, the appellant shall be advised that a supervisor review of the counselor's decision may be requested by notifying the counselor or supervisor in person, by telephone or by letter of the decision to appeal. If the supervisor has been involved in decisions in the case to the extent that the supervisor cannot render a fair and impartial decision or if the supervisor is not available to complete the review in a timely manner, the appeal and case file shall be forwarded to the bureau chief for review. The appellant is not required to request supervisor review as a prerequisite for appeal before an IHO; however, if a supervisor review is requested, the following steps shall be observed:

(1) Upon receipt of a request for supervisor review, the supervisor shall notify all appropriate parties of the date and nature of the appeal; examine case file documentation; discuss the issues and reasons for the decision with the immediate counselor and other counselors who may have been previously involved with the case or issue; and, if necessary, meet with any or all parties to discuss the dispute.
(2) The supervisor shall have ten working days from receipt of the request for supervisor review to decide the issue and notify the appellant in writing. A copy of the supervisor's decision shall be sent to all appropriate parties.
(3) If the supervisor's decision is adverse to the appellant, the copy of the written decision given to the appellant shall include further appeal procedures, including notification that the appellant has ten days from the date of the letter to file further appeal. Also included shall be notice of the Iowa client assistance program (ICAP), a program within the department of human rights, commission of persons with disabilities. If ICAP determines it appropriate, ICAP provides assistance in the preparation and presentation of the appellant's case.
(4) As an alternative to, but not to the exclusion of, filing for further appeal, the appellant may request mediation of the supervisor's decision, or review by the chief of the rehabilitation services bureau.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.23
Amended by IAB December 10, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 12, effective 1/14/2015 Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 1/11/2017

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