7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill enacts language related to grievance procedures for an employee of a public
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ allows the administrator of the Career Service Review Office to act as a hearing
14 officer in certain circumstances.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 67-19a-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 249
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 67-19a-204 is amended to read:
25 67-19a-204. Administrator -- Powers.
26 (1) In conjunction with any inquiry, investigation, hearing, or other proceeding, the
27 administrator may:
28 (a) administer an oath;
29 (b) certify an official act;
30 (c) subpoena a witness, document, and other evidence; and
31 (d) grant a continuance as provided by rule.
32 (2) (a) The administrator may:
33 (i) assign qualified, impartial hearing officers on a per case basis to adjudicate matters
34 under the authority of the office;
35 (ii) subpoena witnesses, documents, and other evidence in conjunction with any
36 inquiry, investigation, hearing, or other proceeding; [
37 (iii) upon motion made by a party or person to whom the subpoena is directed and
38 upon notice to the party who issued the subpoena, quash or modify the subpoena if it is
39 unreasonable, requires an excessive number of witnesses, or requests evidence not relevant to
40 any matter in issue[
41 (iv) act as a hearing officer if the aggrieved employee consents.
42 (b) In selecting and assigning hearing officers under authority of this section, the
43 administrator shall appoint hearing officers that have demonstrated by education, training, and
44 experience the ability to adjudicate and resolve personnel administration disputes by applying
45 employee relations principles within a large, public work force.