The investigative division, comprised of the backlog and current caseload units, is the origin of nearly all commission compliance efforts. Investigatory activity involves the examination of complaints through skilled and objective interviews and records analysis. Investigators then submit information gathered to the Internal Hearings Officer. The Internal Hearings Officer issues an order notifying parties of the result of the Commission investigation. Investigations can result in a finding of: No Jurisdiction (N.J.), Administratively Closed (A.C.), Satisfactorily Adjusted (S.A.). Withdrawn (W.D.), No Probable Cause (N.P.C.), or Probable Cause (P.C.). All cases with findings other than Probable Cause are closed.

FY 1980 was a year of extraordinary leaps in Commission compliance activity. Case closure rose in FY 1980 (see Chart 4) above FY 1979 totals. Total closures increased from 707 in FY 79 to 1105 in FY 80 representing a more than 63 percent increase.

Chart 4

Number of Case Closures by Fiscal Year Comparisons

Fiscal Year Number of Case Closures
1979 707
1980 1105

A look at Chart 5 indicates that most closures were either Satisfactory Adjustments (255) or No Probable Causes (297).


Chart 5

Case Closures by Type Fiscal Year 1980

Type of Closure SA NPC AC WD NJ Closure After Hearing SC Pre-Intake Settlement
Number of Closures 255 297 214 126 37 6 25 145

In an instance where investigation reveals that discrimination has occurred, a Probable Cause determination is issued. Probable Cause cases are handled by Staff conciliators.

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