31.6 Board Decision

Upon review on the merits, the Board may affirm, modify, remand, or reverse all or any part of the order or decision of the institution and may, based upon either the record or any evidentiary hearing, make independent findings of fact and conclusions on appeal from an adjudicatory order. The Board may, in its discretion, accompany its decision with a written opinion. The decision of the Board on the merits is final. (The employee may thereafter seek judicial review as permitted by law.)

(See also II-29 Hearing Regulations for Alleged Violations of Regents Rules; VI-2 Office of the University Ombudsperson; IAC Ch. 3, Ch. 11, and Ch. 12.)