CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES;PROCEDURES BEFORE THE BOARD – Weight Given to ALJ's Proposed Decision: Findings, Conclusions, Credibility Resolutions
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1107.02000 – Weight Given to ALJ’s Proposed Decision: Findings, Conclusions, Credibility Resolutions
The Board grants great deference to ALJ's credibility determinations and absent evidence to overturn such determinations defers to the ALJ's findings. Here, the ALJ credited AFSCME’s representatives’ testimony over charging party’s in regards to when charging party received notice that AFSCME did not intend to pursue her grievance further. AFSCME informed charging party that it would not pursue her grievance at the latest on January 16. The statute began to run in January 2006 and expired in July 2006. Charging party did not file the present charge until August 25, 2006.