If a representation is found to be receivable, the Governing Body will decide how the substance of the representation will be examined. It has several options:
- if the representation is receivable, an ad hoc tripartite committee is established to examine its substance. The tripartite committee is normally established, to the extent possible, at the session of the Governing Body at which the representation is deemed receivable, or in the months before the next session of the Governing Body;
- if the representation relates to a Convention dealing with freedom of association and collective bargaining the Governing Body usually refers it to the CFA for examination in accordance with the modalities set out for representations;
- if the representation relates to matters and allegations similar to those which have been the subject of a previous representation, the Governing Body may decide to postpone the appointment of the committee to examine the new representation until the CEACR has been able to examine the follow-up to the recommendations that were adopted by the Governing Body in relation to the previous representation. Click to see an example.
The meetings of the Governing Body at which questions relating to a representation are considered are held in private.