Timeframe for Hearings
- 1. It is the intent of the UFT and DOE that, to the extent practicable, hearing days shall be fully utilized, that hearing days not end before 5pm and the parties to the hearing have multiple witnesses ready to testify to avoid the loss of part of the day.
- 2. Where a hearing day is not fully used, the unused time will be counted towards the time allocated to the party that caused the delay.
- 3. Attorneys shall not meet with others between direct and cross examination for longer than 20 minutes, except in unusual circumstances.
- 4. Hearing Officers shall ensure that cross-examination is not used by either party as a dilatory tactic in order to reduce one of the parties’ allotted time to present its case.
- 5. Evidence shall be limited to relevant matters.
- 6. Rebuttal shall be used only to deny some affirmative fact that the opposing party has tried to prove. During rebuttal, a party to the hearing may not offer proof to corroborate evidence that has already been presented by that party or proof tending merely to support that party’s case after the opposing party has rested.
Meeting with the Panel of Hearing Officers