(a) The department shall consider the facts submitted by an employing unit pursuant to Section 3654.1 and make a determination as to the exhaustee’s eligibility for extended duration benefits under subdivision (e) of Section 3552. The department shall promptly notify the exhaustee and any employing unit who prior to the determination has submitted any facts pursuant to Section 3654.1 of the determination and the reasons therefor. The exhaustee and the employing unit may appeal therefrom to an administrative law judge within 30 days from mailing or personal service of notice of the
determination. The 30-day period may be extended for good cause. The director shall be an interested party to any appeal.
(b) “Good cause,” as used in this section, shall include, but not be limited to, mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2015.