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PDFWAC 391-25-220

Investigation conferences.

(1) If a representation petition is properly supported under WAC 391-25-110, an investigation conference may be held to determine:
(a) The jurisdiction of the agency;
(b) The qualification of the petitioner and any intervenor(s) for certification as exclusive bargaining representative;
(c) The timeliness of the petition;
(d) The existence of blocking charges under WAC 391-25-370;
(e) The propriety of the petitioned-for bargaining unit; and
(f) The list of employees eligible to vote or be considered in determining a question concerning representation and the cut-off date for eligibility.
(2) The parties are encouraged to reach binding stipulations on all issues during the course of the investigation conference.
(3) The stipulations made by the parties during an investigation conference may be set forth in an investigation statement issued by the executive director or designee and are binding on the parties unless written objections are filed and served as required by WAC 391-08-120 within 10 days following issuance of the statement.
(4) When it appears that all conditions precedent to an election or card check are met, the executive director or designee shall proceed with the election or card check.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.080, 47.64.135, and 49.39.060. WSR 22-23-101, § 391-25-220, filed 11/16/22, effective 1/1/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 34.05.431. WSR 01-14-009, § 391-25-220, filed 6/22/01, effective 8/1/01; WSR 98-14-112, § 391-25-220, filed 7/1/98, effective 8/1/98; WSR 96-07-105, § 391-25-220, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.58.050, 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 28B.52.073 and 41.56.040. WSR 90-06-072, § 391-25-220, filed 3/7/90, effective 4/7/90.]
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