The complaints examiner shall conduct the hearing so as to bring out pertinent facts, including the production of pertinent documents. The official rules of evidence applicable to civil proceedings shall be followed but may be liberally construed. Information having a bearing on the complaint or employment policy or practices relevant to the complaint shall be received in evidence, but the hearing officer may exclude irrelevant or unduly repetitious evidence. The complainant, his or her representative, and representatives of the agency at the hearing shall be given the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses who appear and testify.
(former PL-36-20); Eff
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Review dates: 11/20/2001
Rule authorized by: Executive Order, 9/13/73