N.J. Admin. Code § 10:48-6.1 - Alternate dispute resolution conference

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Alternate dispute resolution conference requirements are as follows:
1. An alternate dispute resolution conference shall be scheduled by the Administrative Practice Office. The alternate dispute resolution conference shall be scheduled no more than 30 working days from the date that the request for alternate dispute resolution is received. Extension of the conference date beyond 30 working days may only occur upon mutual agreement of both parties.
2. The Administrative Practice Office shall appoint a chairperson to convene the alternate dispute resolution conference.
3. Following the conference, the chairperson shall prepare a report specifically identifying the issue(s) under appeal, a summary of the position of both parties, and a decision or the agreement of the parties with respect to each issue. The reasons for the decision shall be provided. The summary shall be provided to the appellant within 30 working days of the conference. A copy of this summary shall be retained in the individual's file.
4. The appellant may be represented by legal counsel at the alternate dispute resolution conference.
5. No transcript shall be made of the alternate dispute resolution conference.
6. The Rules of Evidence shall not be strictly enforced.
(b) If an agreement is reached, the parties shall execute a settlement agreement, which shall conclude the matter.
(c) All parties shall sign the agreement. Any settlement is contingent upon the signature of the administrative head of the component.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:48-6.1
Amended by 46 N.J.R. 2364(a), effective 12/1/2014

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