If the government concerned is not represented in the Governing Body, it will be invited to send a representative to take part in deliberations on receivability. If an ad hoc tripartite committee is ultimately set up and reports to the Governing Body on the substance of the representation, the government will likewise be invited to send a representative to take part in proceedings.
If the Governing Body decides that the representation is not receivable, a letter informing the government of the decision will be sent by the Office.
If the Governing Body decides that the representation is receivable and establishes an ad hoc committee, the decision will be communicated to the government, which will also be informed of the members of the ad hoc committee and be invited to submit any observations it wishes to make on the representation within the time-frame fixed. The government may ask the ad hoc committee for an extension of the deadline for its reply. In doing so, it should give a justification for the request.
Representations covering more than one instrument, including Conventions dealing with freedom of association and collective bargaining, are usually examined separately, with one component examined by an ad hoc committee and another referred to the CFA, for examination in accordance with the modalities set out for representations. The government will be informed accordingly.