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 Withdrawn (W.D.), No Probable Cause (N.P.C.), or Probable Cause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.
|Fiscal Year||Number of Case Closures|
A look at Chart 5 indicates that most closures were either Satisfactory Adjustments (255) or No Probable Causes (297).
|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.