COMMITTEE OF EVIDENCE, 1. a committee of evidence is not a court. It is simply a fact-finding body with legal powers, convened to get at the facts and clean up the ARC breaks caused by rumor. When it has the truth of it, then a convening authority acts-but only in exact accordance with a justice code. (HCO PL 27 Mar 65) 2. a fact-finding body composed of impartial persons properly convened by a convening authority which hears evidence from persons it calls before it, arrives at a finding and makes a full report and recommendation to its convening authority for his or her action. (HCO PL 7 Sept 63) 3. a fact-finding group appointed and empowered to impartially investigate and recommend upon Scn matters of a fairly severe ethical nature. (ISE, p. 28) 4. a Committee of Evidence is considered the most severe form of ethics action. A staff member may not be suspended or demoted or transferred illegally out of his division or dismissed without a Committee of Evidence. (HCO PL 29 Apr 65 III) 5. a Committee of Evidence is convened by the Office of LRH through the HCO Secretary and is composed of staff members. Its purpose is entirely to obtain evidence and recommend action which the Office of LRH then modifies or orders. If a person is wrongly dismissed, demoted or transferred he or she may request a Committee of Evidence from the HCO Secretary and may have recourse. (HCO PL 10 Apr 65) Abbr. Comm Ev.
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