Rules of the Office of Compliance (OOC) govern the procedures for consideration and resolution of alleged violations of the laws made applicable under Parts A, B, C, and D of title II of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. The rules include procedures for counseling, mediation, and for electing between filing a complaint with the Office of Compliance and filing a civil action in a United States district court. The rules also address procedures for variances and compliance; investigation and enforcement under Part C of title II; conduct of hearings held as a result of the filing of a complaint; and for appeals to the Board of Directors from Hearing Officer decisions. The rules include other matters of general applicability to the dispute resolution process and to the OOC's operations. OOC applies the rules in a manner that expedites the resolution of disputes.