The Board Agent may investigate and attempt to resolve the dispute with the parties. If the case cannot be resolved within a reasonable time, the Board Agent will schedule a hearing.
Time and Place of Hearings. The time and place of hearing will be set by the Board Agent. At least ten days before the hearing, the Board Agent will serve a notice of the hearing on the parties. The Board Agent will also provide the agency head and any other interested party with a copy of the notice. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the initial hearing date will be set within 30 days from the date that the appeal was filed.
Postponements. When the parties to a hearing agree to a postponement, they shall promptly submit a written request for postponement to the Board Agent, who has the discretion to grant or deny the request.