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A. Prior to a finding of probable cause, the person investigating the complaint may enter into the mediation process with the respondent at the respondent's request where the investigation has been sufficient for the investigator to determine adequate remedies for the alleged discrimination.
B. After a finding of probable cause, the respondent shall be promptly notified in writing of the finding and shall be informed of his right to conciliate. The notification shall further contain a suggested place, date and time for the conciliation meeting.
C. Where the conciliation results in an agreement between the respondent and the commission, the agreement shall be in writing and shall be signed by the respondent or the respondent's representatives and by the director of the commission. The director shall consult with the complainant prior to signing the agreement, and should the complainant object to the agreement, the agreement must be presented to the commission for its approval before the agreement may be signed. The complainant shall be given an opportunity to state the reasons for dissatisfaction to the commission. Such reasons shall be reduced to writing.
D. If, after attempts to conciliate, the person or persons directed to conciliate shall find that conciliation efforts have failed, such failure shall be reported in writing to the commission. If the commission determines the charge to be well founded, it will promptly schedule the matter for public hearing. If the commission determines the charge not to be well founded, it shall declare the case closed and shall so notify the Iowa civil rights commission of the failure to conciliation efforts and of the action taken. (Ord. 4064, 1-3-1995)