The agent assigned to the case reviews the petitionand accompanying documents and checks prior petitions and certifications involving the same bargaining unit. Approximately three (3) to five (5) days after the issuance of the Notice of Hearing, the Division agent sends a letter to the employer requesting that the employer provide information about the following:

1. A description of the existing bargaining units

2. A list of the positions that are not included in any bargaining unit.

3. A list of all full-time and part-time positions in the proposed bargaining unit, including the number of employees in each position.

4. Current job descriptions, if any, for the positions in the proposed unit.

5. The case numbers and dates of any prior Division elections and/or certifications in the proposed unit.

6. The name of the incumbent union, if any, that represents the employees in the proposed unit.

7. A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement between the Employer and the incumbent union, if any.

8. An explanation of any dispute the Employer may have regarding the composition of the proposed unit (i.e. confidential, managerial, or supervisory employees).

The Division agent also notifies the employer that he/she will contact the employer in approximately ten (10) to fourteen (14) days to discuss the information requested.