Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional):
The DAO notes that formal grievances must be in writing in order for the appropriate official to be able to maintain a grievance file.
The Deciding Official should: " Provide an opportunity for the grievant and/or grievants representative to provide comments, in writing, on the contents of the grievance file (including all documents, report of any inquiry, and all witness statements on which the deciding official will rely in making a decision). Include any comments received from the grievant and his/her representative in the grievance file." See DAO 202-771, 7.02(f)(4).
There is no transcript, but rather, a written summary of the proceeding, should oral argument be offered. See DAO 202-771, 7.01(f).