The fact finder may proceed in the absence of any party who, after due notice, fails to be present or fails to obtain an adjournment. Fact finders shall treat any subject on which one party has taken a position that it is not a mandatory subject for bargaining in accordance with this rule. Findings of fact and recommendations shall not be made solely on the default of a party, and the fact finder shall require the participating party to submit evidence as may be required for making of the findings of fact and recommendations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.80.090. 08-04-059, § 391-55-335, filed 1/31/08, effective 4/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.59.120. 99-14-060, § 391-55-335, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. 81-02-034 (Order 81-01), § 391-55-335, filed 1/6/81.]