Prehearing and settlement Conferences generally typically occur prior to a full investigatory or evidentiary hearings. These conferences last about two hours, and allow the involved parties a chance to meet and attempt to negotiate a settlement, with the assistance of an administrative law judge (ALJ).
Involved parties should submit a “Prehearing and Settlement Conference Statement” 10 days before the date of the settlement conference which complies with State Personnel Board (SPB) SPB regulations. Failing to do so may result in your evidence being restricted during the investigatory or evidentiary hearing.
Any appeals for actions not settled during the settlement conference will be set to take place during the evidentiary hearing. Appeals regarding rejections during probation that are unable to be settled will be heard during the investigatory hearing.