Rule 4117-9-01 | Roster of neutrals.
(A) The board will accept written applications for individuals to be included on the SERB roster of neutrals. The board may require applicants to provide references, writing samples, and information concerning current employment, relevant experience, and ability to function as a neutral. .
(B) Pursuant to the dispute resolution procedures of section 4117.14 of the Revised Code, the board will appoint fact finders and conciliators from the SERB roster of neutrals. For negotiations proceeding under alternate settlement procedures as provided in rule 4117-9-03 of the Administrative Code, the board will make available, upon written request, lists of neutrals from which the parties may select fact finders, conciliators, or arbitrators.
(C) The board shall establish a maximum rate per day, a maximum limit for actual and necessary expenses, and a maximum charge, if any, for cancellation fees to compensate fact finders and conciliators for their services under the statutory dispute settlement procedures. If a roster member wishes to change his or her fees or expenses, that member shall notify the board in writing at least thirty days prior to the change. Expenses must be documented with receipts. For purposes of this rule only, "day" means any calendar day in which the neutral provides eight hours of service relevant to the assignment. A portion of a day of service shall be compensated at an hourly rate established by the board. Compensable time may include time spent by the neutral preparing for and scheduling hearings. A party who fails to pay a neutral's fee within sixty days of issuance of the neutral's bill must also pay to the neutral a late fee of ten per cent of the neutral's fee that was assessed to that party.