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Unformatted text preview: ing days from the ﬁling of a
formal complaint, including notiﬁcation of the parties of
the outcome of the investigation. In extraordinary circumstances, OEDS reserves the right to extend this time
to a reasonable period. All parties will be notiﬁed if such
an extension is necessary. Many factors can interfere
with an investigative fact ﬁnder’s commitment to complete a determination promptly, including unavailability
of witnesses or the complexity of the issues involved.
The OEDS will maintain contact with the complainant
and respondent throughout the course of the investigation to keep them up to date on the process. IV. Conﬁdentiality The OEDS takes any allegation of discrimination,
harassment, and/or retaliation seriously and is committed to protecting the integrity of the investigation process, including conﬁdentiality and the due process rights
of all individuals. Note that all those involved (the
respondent, the complainant, and the witnesses) have
privacy interests. Therefore, outside the scope of the
investigation, all parties are cautioned not to publicize
or divulge the nature of the proce...
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