How to Create a Post-Decision Inquiry (PDI) in TRS

Parties to arbitration can file a potential clerical or jurisdictional error with AF, known as a Post-Decision Inquiry (PDI), within 30 days of the decision publication. These potential errors are filed directly from the case

To file a PDI, follow the navigation below:

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How do you know if you have a potential clerical or jurisdictional error? If the issue is a matter of the arbitrator’s interpretation of fact or law, it is not a clerical or jurisdictional error, and AF cannot take any action toward a possible change in the decision outcome. For more details about clerical and jurisdictional errors, please read the definition of these terms on Pages 9 and 10 of AF Rules.
 
A PDI can also be filed for the following reasons: 
  • To assert a coverage or policy limits defense (Rule 3-9), 
  • To assert the condition precedent was not met (Preamble AF Rules, Page 1), 
  • To file an appeal in Property or Special (Rule 2-12), or
  • To follow the second step listed in regarding unpaid awards (Rule 5-2).
What to Expect after a PDI is Filed

A badge will appear on the Case Overview to advise the parties that a PDI has been filed: 

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An email notification will be sent: 

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Please allow time for review and resolution of the PDI before contacting AF for status. The average turnaround time to process a PDI is 30 to 45 days, and you will receive an email regarding the outcome. Please see discussion of Rule 3-9 in the Reference Guide to AF Rules and Agreements, on Pages 58 and 59. 


Article published in: August 2020 E-Bulletin