Information disclosed to the commissioner or an authorized agent by any party during mediation, and all files, records, reports, documents, or other papers received or prepared by the commissioner during the performance of duties and responsibilities related to mediation of a dispute are classified as protected nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals and as confidential data on individuals, except to the extent the commissioner determines to unclassify such data in the referral of a dispute to interest arbitration or to identify the general nature of or parties to a labor dispute.
Final positions submitted by a party in conjunction with a dispute that has been referred to interest arbitration are regarded as protected nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals and as confidential data on individuals until both parties have filed their final positions with the commissioner under part 5510.2930, subpart 4. The commissioner may release the information to the arbitration panel or arbitrator, to fulfill procedural requirements of the act and parts 5510.2410 to 5510.3210, but the information shall remain nonpublic and confidential until the commissioner has affirmed that final positions have been filed by both parties or until an interest arbitration hearing is commenced by the arbitration panel or arbitrator, at which time the final positions are classified as public data.
MS s 179A.04
13 SR 1275; 23 SR 1564
June 11, 2008