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puted, any expenses for which reimbursement is sought, the total amount claimed, and the total amount paid or payable by the applicant or by any other person or entity for the services provided. The administrative law judge may require the applicant to provide vouchers, receipts, or other substantiation for any expenses claimed.
(46 FR 48087, Sept. 30, 1981, as amended at 51 FR 17733, May 15, 1986; 51 FR 36224, Oct. 9, 1986)
judge may require an applicant to file such additional information as may be required to determine its eligibility for an award.
(g)(1) Unless otherwise directed by the administrative law judge, the net worth exhibit will be included in the public record of the fee application proceeding. An applicant that objects to public disclosure of information in any portion of the exhibit may submit that portion of the exhibit in a sealed envelope labeled “Confidential Financial Information”, accompanied by a motion to withhold the information from public disclosure. The motion shall describe the information sought to be withheld and explain, in detail, why public disclosure of the information would adversely affect the applicant and why disclosure is not required in the public interest. The exhibit shall be served on the General Counsel but need not be served on any other party to the proceeding. If the administrative law judge finds that the information should not be withheld from disclosure, it shall be placed in the public record of the proceeding.
(2) If the administrative law judge grants the motion to withhold from public disclosure, the exhibit shall remain sealed, except to the extent that its contents are required to be disclosed at a hearing. The granting of the motion to withhold from public disclosure shall not be determinative of the availability of the document under the Freedom of Information Act in response to a request made under the provisions of $ 102.117. Notwithstanding that the exhibit may be withheld from public disclosure, the General Counsel may disclose information from the exhibit to others if required in the course of an investigation to verify the claim of eligibility.
(h) The application shall be accompanied by full documentation of the fees and expenses for which an award is sought. A separate itemized statement shall be submitted for each professional firm or individual whose services are covered by the application, showing the dates and the hours spent in connection with the proceeding by each individual, a description of the specific services performed, the rate at which each fee has been com
8 102.148 When an application may be
filed; place of filing; service; referral to administrative law judge; stay of pro
ceeding. (a) An application may be filed after entry of the final order establishing that the applicant has prevailed in an adversary adjudication proceeding or in a significant and discrete substantive portion of that proceeding, but in no case later than 30 days after the entry of the Board's final order in that proceeding. The application for an award shall be filed in triplicate with the Board in Washington, DC, together with a certificate of service. The application shall be served on the regional director and all parties to the adversary adjudication in the same manner as other pleadings in that proceeding, except
provided in § 102.147(g)(1) for financial information alleged to be confidential.
(b) Upon filing, the application shall be referred by the Board to the administrative law judge who heard the adversary adjudication upon which the application is based, or, in the event that proceeding had not previously been heard by an administrative law judge, it shall be referred to the chief administrative law judge for designation of an administrative law judge, in accordance with $ 102.34, to consider the application. When the administrative law judge to whom the application has been referred is or becomes un available the provisions of $ $ 102.34 and 102.36 shall be applicable.
(c) Proceedings for the award of fees, but not the time limit of this section for filing an application for an award, shall be stayed pending final disposition of the adversary adjudication in the event any person seeks reconsideration or review of the decision in that proceeding.
(d) For purposes of this section the withdrawal of a complaint by a regional director under $ 102.18 of these rules shall be treated as a final order, and an appeal under $ 102.19 of these rules shall be treated as a request for reconsideration of that final order.
8 102.149 Filing of documents; service of
documents; motions for extension of
time. (a) All motions and pleadings after the time the case is referred by the Board to the administrative law judge until the issuance of the judge's decision shall be filed with the administrative law judge in triplicate together with proof of service. Copies of all documents filed shall be served on all parties to the adversary adjudication.
(b) Motions for extensions of time to file motions, documents or pleading permitted by $ 102.150 or $ 102.152 shall be filed with the chief administrative law judge in Washington, D.C., the deputy chief administrative law judge in San Francisco, California, or the associate chief administrative law judge in New York, New York, or Atlanta, Georgia, as the case may be, not later than three days before the due date of the document. Notice of the request shall be immediately served on all other parties and proof of service furnished
obtained by filing a request therefor with the Board in Washington, DC, pursuant to § 102.27 of these rules.
(b) If the General Counsel and the applicant believe that the issues in the fee application can be settled, they may jointly file a statement of their intent to negotiate toward a settlement. The filing of such a statement shall extend the time for filing an answer for an additional 35 days.
(c) The answer shall explain in detail any objections to the award requested and identify the facts relied on in support of the General Counsel's position. If the answer is based on alleged facts not already in the record of the adversary adjudication supporting affidavits shall be provided or a request made for further proceedings under $ 102.152.
(d) Within 21 days after service of an answer, the applicant may file a reply. If the reply is based on alleged facts not already in the record of the adversary adjudication, supporting affidavits shall be provided or a request made for further proceedings under § 102.152.
(e) Any party to an adversary adjudication other than the applicant and the general counsel may file comments on a fee application within 35 days after it is served and on an answer within 21 days after it is served. A commenting party may not participate further in the fee application proceeding unless the administrative law judge determines that such participation is required in order to permit full exploration of matters raised in the comments.
(46 FR 48087, Sept. 30, 1981, as amended at 51 FR 23750, July 1, 1986; 51 FR 32919, Sept. 17, 1986)
8 102.150 Answer to application; reply to
answer; comments by other parties. (a) Within 35 days after service of an application the general counsel may file an answer to the application. Unless the general counsel requests an extension of time for filing or files a statement of intent to negotiate under paragraph (b) of this section, failure to file a timely answer may be treated as a consent to the award requested. The filing of a motion to dismiss the application shall stay the time for filing an answer to a date 35 days after issuance of any order denying the motion. Within 21 days after service of any motion to dismiss, the applicant shall file a response thereto. Review of an order granting a motion to dismiss an application in its entirety may be
8 102.151 Settlement.
The applicant and the General Counsel may agree on a proposed settlement of the award before final action on the application. If a prevailing party and the General Counsel agree on a proposed settlement of an award before an application has been filed, the proposed settlement shall be filed with the application. All such settlements shall be subject to approval by the Board.
§ 102.152 Further proceedings.
(a) Ordinarily the determination of an award will be made on the basis of the documents in the record. The administrative law judge, however, upon request of either the applicant or the General Counsel, or on his or her own initiative, may order further proceedings, including an informal conference, oral argument, additional written submissions or an evidentiary hearing. An evidentiary hearing shall be held only when necessary for resolution of material issues of fact.
(b) A request that the administrative law judge order further proceedings under this section shall specifically identify the disputed issues and the evidence sought to be adduced, and shall explain why the additional proceedings are necessary to resolve the issues.
(c) An order of the administrative law judge scheduling further proceedings shall specify the issues to be considered.
(d) Any evidentiary hearing held pursuant to this section shall be open to the public and shall be conducted in accordance with $ $ 102.30 to 102.44 of these rules, except $ $ 102.33, 102.34 and 102.38.
(e) Rulings of the administrative law judge shall be reviewable by the Board only in accordance with the provisions of $ 102.26.
to the Board shall be complete upon mailing.
(b) The record in a proceeding on an application for an award of fees and expenses shall include the application and any amendments or attachments thereto, the net worth exhibit, the answer and any amendments or attachments thereto, any reply to the answer, any comments by other par. ties, motions, rulings, orders, stipulations, written submissions, the stenographic transcript of any oral argument, the stenographic transcript of any hearing, exhibits and depositions, together with the administrative law judge's decision and exceptions, any cross-exceptions or answering briefs as provided in § 102.46, and the record of the adversary adjudication upon which the application is based.
8 102.154 Exceptions to administrative law
judge's decision; briefs; action of
Board. Procedures before the Board, includ. ing the filing of exceptions to the administrative law judge's decision and briefs, and action by the Board, shall be in accordance with $ $ 102.46, 102.47, 102.48 and 102.50 of these rules. The Board will issue a decision on the application or remand the proceeding to the administrative law judge for further proceedings.
§ 102.153 Administrative law judge's deci
sion; contents; service; transfer of case to the Board; contents of record in
§ 102.155 Payment of award.
To obtain payment of an award made by the Board the applicant shall submit to the Director, Division of Administration, a copy of the Board's final decision granting the award, accompanied by a statement that the applicant will not seek court review of the decision. If such statement is filed the Agency will pay the amount of the award within 60 days, unless judicial review of the award or of the underlying decision has been sought.
(a) Upon conclusion of proceedings under $$ 102.147 to 102.152, the administrative law judge shall prepare a decision. The decision shall include written findings and conclusions as necessary to dispose of the application. The administrative law judge shall file the original of his decision with the Board and cause a copy thereof to be served on each of the parties. Upon the filing of the decision, the Board shall enter an order transferring the case to the Board and shall serve copies of the order, setting forth the date of such transfer, on all the parties. Service of the administrative law judge's decision and of the order transferring the case
PART 103—OTHER RULES
Subpart A-Jurisdictional Standards
Sec. 103.1 Colleges and universities. 103.2 Symphony orchestras. 103.3 Horseracing and dogracing indusSec.
Subpart B-Election Procedures
Subpart B-Election Procedures
103.20 Posting of election notices.
Subpart C—Appropriate Bargaining Units 103.30 Appropriate bargaining units in the
health care industry.
Subpart F-Remedial Orders
103.100 Offers of reinstatement to employ
ees in Armed Forces.
AUTHORITY: 29 U.S.C. 156, in accordance with the procedure set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553.
Subpart A-Jurisdictional Standards
8 103.20 Posting of election notices.
(a) Employers shall post copies of the Board's official Notice of Election in conspicuous places at least 3 full working days prior to 12:01 a.m. of the day of the election. In elections involving mail ballots, the election shall be deemed to have commenced the day the ballots are deposited by the Regional Office in the mail. In all cases, the notices shall remain posted until the end of the election.
(b) The term “working day” shall mean an entire 24-hour period excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
(c) A party shall be estopped from objecting to nonposting of notices if it is responsible for the nonposting. An employer shall be conclusively deemed to have received copies of the election notice for posting unless it notifies the Regional Office at least 5 working days prior to the commencement of the election that it has not received copies of the election notice.
(d) Failure to post the election notices as required herein shall be grounds for setting aside the election whenever proper and timely objections are filed under the provisions of $ 102.69(a).
§ 103.1 Colleges and universities.
The Board will assert its jurisdiction in any proceeding arising under sections 8, 9, and 10 of the Act involving any private nonprofit college or university which has a gross annual revenue from all sources (excluding only contributions which, because of limitation by the grantor, are not available for use for operating expenses) of not less than $1 million.
[35 FR 18370, Dec. 3, 1970)
(52 FR 25215, July 6, 1987)
Subpart C-Appropriate Bargaining
8 103.2 Symphony orchestras.
The Board will assert its jurisdiction in any proceeding arising under sections 8, 9, and 10 of the Act involving any symphony orchestra which has a gross annual revenue from all sources (excluding only contributions which are because of limitation by the grantor not available for use for operating expenses) of not less than $1 million. [38 FR 6177, Mar. 7, 1973)
8 103.3 Horseracing and dogracing indus
tries. The Board will not assert its jurisdiction in any proceeding under sections 8, 9, and 10 of the Act involving the horseracing and dogracing industries.
8 103.30 Appropriate bargaining units in
the health care industry. (a) This portion of the rule shall be applicable to acute care hospitals, as defined in paragraph (f) of this section: Except in extraordinary circumstances and in circumstances in which there
existing non-conforming units, the following shall be appropriate units, and the only appropriate units, for petitions filed pursuant to section 9(c)(1)(A)(i) or 9(c)(1)(B) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, except that, if sought by labor organizations, various combinations of units may also be appropriate:
(1) All registered nurses. (2) All physicians.
(38 FR 9507, Apr. 17, 1973]
(3) All professionals except for registered nurses and physicians.
(4) All technical employees.
(5) All skilled maintenance employees.
(6) All business office clerical employees.
(7) All guards.
(8) All nonprofessional employees except for technical employees, skilled maintenance employees, business office clerical employees, and guards. Provided that a unit of five or fewer employees shall constitute an extraordinary circumstance.
(b) Where extraordinary circumstances exist, the Board shall determine appropriate units by adjudication.
(c) Where there are existing nonconforming units in acute care hospitals, and a petition for additional units is filed pursuant to sec. 9(c)(1)(A)(i) or 9(c)(1)(B), the Board shall find appropriate only units which comport, insofar as practicable, with the appropriate unit set forth in paragraph (a) of this section.
(d) The Board will approve consent agreements providing for elections in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section, but nothing shall preclude regional directors from approving stipulations not in accordance with paragraph (a), as long as the stipulations are otherwise acceptable.
(e) This rule will apply to all cases decided on or after May 22, 1989.
(f) For purposes of this rule, the term:
(1) "Hospital” is defined in the same manner as defined in the Medicare Act, which definition is incorporated herein (currently set forth in 42 U.S.C. 1395x(e), as revised 1988);
(2) “Acute care hospital” is defined as: either a short term care hospital in which the average length of patient stay is less than thirty days, or a short term care hospital in which over 50% of all patients are admitted to units where the average length of patient stay is less than thirty days. Average length of stay shall be determined by reference to the most recent twelve month period preceding receipt of a representation petition for which data is readily available. The term “acute care hospital” shall include those hos
pitals operating as acute care facilities even if those hospitals provide such services as, for example, long term care, outpatient care, psychiatric care, or rehabilitative care, but shall exclude facilities that are primarily nursing homes, primarily psychiatric hospitals, or primarily rehabilitation hospitals. Where, after issuance of a subpoena, an employer does not produce records sufficient for the Board to determine the facts, the Board may presume the employer is an acute care hospital.
(3) "Psychiatric hospital” is defined in the same manner as defined in the Medicare Act, which definition is incorporated herein (currently set forth in 42 U.S.C. 1395x(f)).
(4) The term “rehabilitation hospital" includes and is limited to all hospitals accredited as such by either Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or by Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
(5) A “non-conforming unit” is defined as a unit other than those described in paragraphs (a) (1) through (8) of this section or a combination among those eight units.
(g) Appropriate units in all other health care facilities: The Board will determine appropriate units in other health care facilities, as defined in section 2(14) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, by adjudication.
(54 FR 16347, Apr. 21, 1989)
Subpart F-Remedial Orders
8 103.100 Offers of reinstatement to em
ployees in Armed Forces. When an employer is required by a Board remedial order to offer an employee employment, reemployment, or reinstatement, or to notify an employee of his or her entitlement to reinstatement upon application, the employer shall, if the employee is serving in the Armed Forces of the United States at the time such offer or notification is made, also notify the employee of his or her right to reinstatement upon application in accordance with