A fact-finding conference is a meeting in which both parties and their witnesses meet with the Investigator. The fact-finding conference is a time to discuss the facts of the case. The Investigator may invite witnesses or other persons to attend. If there is anyone either party feels should attend, they must notify the Investigator before the fact-finding conference.
The conference is not a formal hearing as would be held in court. The Investigator asks questions about the case. The fact-finding conference is not a public meeting. It is only open to those people the Investigator determines are necessary for the investigation.
Conferences are usually held at the EO Office. The parties will be notified of a conference by certified mail once scheduled.