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Does the hearing officer in a post-election case have authority to reject offers of proof and determine whether and to what extent briefs will be filed? Don’t these decisions have to be made by a regional director in a pre-election case?

Hearing officers presiding over post-election hearings are charged with making factual findings, credibility resolutions and recommendations as to the ultimate disposition of the case.  Although the Board decided not to impose a mandatory offer of proof procedure in post-election hearings, hearing officers in post-election hearings will continue to retain discretion to require parties to make an offer of proof and may rule on such offers without having to consult with the regional director.  Post-hearing briefs will continue to be filed only upon special permission of the hearing officer and within the time and addressing the subjects permitted by the hearing officer.

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