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Contract 2023: Investigations & due process

Upon request, an employee will receive notification in writing of the determination of an investigation conducted by the DOE’s Office of Special Investigations or its Office of Equal Opportunity. Previously, the employee under investigation could be left in the dark.

3020-a Process

Appointment of hearing officers

The DOE and the UFT will, by mutual agreement, assign hearing officers from the Administrative Trials Unit (ATU) and the Teacher Performance Unit (TPU) panels to conduct 3020-a hearings.

Remote Hearing Memorandum

The UFT and the DOE agree to incorporate the previously issued joint letter concerning witness instructions to the Remote Hearing Memorandum of Agreement.

Remote Hearing MOA

The terms of the Remote Hearing Memorandum of Agreement dated Sept. 20, 2020, will remain in effect through the end of the 2024-25 school year. Thereafter, these terms will continue for the remainder of the term of this contract unless either the DOE or the UFT gives notice no later than April 1 of each school year.

Pre-hearing Conferences

A pre-hearing conference must be held within 15 days (previously 10) of the DOE’s receipt of the request for a hearing from an employee brought up on 3020-a charges.