Definitions for "Fact Finding"
The non-binding process used primarily (but not exclusively) in a public sector collective bargaining that paves the way for further negotiations or mediation. A fact finder draws on information provided by both parties, as well as additional research, to recommend resolution for outstanding issues.
is a process in which the parties to a dispute present arguments and evidence to a neutral third party (the investigator) who makes a determination as to the facts of the dispute, but who does not make any finding or recommendations as to outcomes for resolution. See also investigation. (NADRAC's Definitions Paper)
A process in which a neutral third party assists the parties to determine in an objective manner the facts relating to an issue in controversy. Frequently, fact finding will be engaged in as a prelude to mediation.
The process of gathering information (facts) about an act or circumstance that might affect eligibility for benefits.