What is the investigation process?

All investigations will be conducted in a thorough, reliable, impartial, prompt, and fair manner. Investigations involve interviews with all relevant parties and witnesses; obtaining available, relevant evidence; and identifying sources of expert information, as necessary.

All parties will be granted a full and fair opportunity, through the investigation process, to suggest witnesses and questions, to provide evidence and expert witnesses, and to review and respond to all evidence on the record.

Each interviewed party and witness will have the opportunity to review and verify the investigator’s summary notes (or transcript) of the relevant evidence and testimony from their respective interviews and meetings.

For a full description of the process, investigator duties and obligations, and the role and participation of witnesses in the investigation, see Investigations.