California Government Code

Sec. § 110031


If the dispute is not settled within 30 days after the appointment of the factfinding panel, or, upon agreement by both parties within a longer period, the panel shall make findings of fact and recommend terms of settlement, which shall be advisory only. The factfinders shall submit, in writing, any findings of fact and recommended terms of settlement to the parties before they are made available to the public. The Statewide Authority shall make these findings and recommendations publicly available within 10 days after their receipt.


The costs for the services of the panel chairperson, whether selected by the board or agreed upon by the parties, shall be equally divided between the parties, and shall include per diem fees, if any, and actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses. The per diem fees shall not exceed the per diem fees stated on the chairperson’s résumé on file with the board. The chairperson’s bill showing the amount payable by the parties shall accompany his or her final report to the parties and the board. The chairperson may submit interim bills to the parties in the course of the proceedings, and copies of the interim bills shall also be sent to the board. The parties shall make payment directly to the chairperson.


Any other mutually incurred costs shall be borne equally by the Statewide Authority and the employee organization. Any separately incurred costs for the panel member selected by each party shall be borne by that party.


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the mediator appointed pursuant to Section 110029, upon mutual agreement of the parties, from continuing mediation efforts on the basis of the findings of fact and recommended terms of settlement made pursuant to Section 110031.

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