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DCMR Chapter 37

3703  PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS

3703.1  A preliminary investigation shall entail an inquiry by the Director to determine   whether there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation has occurred.

3703.2  Preliminary investigations may be initiated by any one (1) of the following means:

(a) Referral by the Board of Elections and Ethics;

(b) Complaint by any employee or resident of the District of Columbia; or

(c ) Complaint generated by the OCF.

3703.3  A preliminary investigation conducted by OCF shall be strictly investigatory, for   example, non-adversarial and non-adjudicatorial.

3703.4  Within 20 days of initiation of a preliminary investigation, the Director shall   determine whether a full investigation is necessary.