The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given them in this part.
"Advisory committee" means a committee consisting of three union representatives, three employer representatives, and two roster members appointed by the commissioner under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.014, to advise the commissioner regarding the appointment and removal of persons to the arbitrator roster. The committee shall not expire as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059.
"Applicant" means an individual who is seeking appointment to the roster.
"Arbitrator roster" or "roster" means a listing of persons determined by the commissioner to be qualified and available for referral as an arbitrator of labor disputes under this chapter.
"Bureau" means the Bureau of Mediation Services.
"Close of the record" means the last date of hearing or the final date for posthearing submission of written material, if any, whichever is later.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services.
[Repealed, 21 SR 583]
"Initial appointment" means a new appointment to the roster of a person who is not listed on the roster at the time application for appointment is made.
"Issuance of award" means the date an award is signed and issued by the arbitrator. If an award is undated, the date of receipt by the commissioner is considered the date of issuance for purposes of this chapter.
"Panel" means a listing of roster members compiled by the commissioner for referral to the parties, from which they may subsequently select an arbitrator.
"Party" or "parties" means an employer or exclusive representative directly involved and affected by a dispute for which a roster member has been requested or referred, or a designated representative.
"Probationary appointment" means a temporary appointment not exceeding 24 months in duration for purposes of further evaluating the performance, acceptability, or conduct of a roster member.
"Renewal appointment" means the appointment of an existing roster member to an additional term as a roster member.
14 SR 1383; 21 SR 583
June 11, 2008