1. Compulsory Interest Arbitration Award Index. Update 4/16/2018
NOTE: Index of all awards issued since 1974 and text of interest arbitration awards issued since April 1, 1974 now available on our website.
2. April 25, 2018 Board Meeting
3. Recent Fact-finding Reports. Update 4/09/2018
4. Many PERB Board Decisions Available Online
5. Taylor Law & State Employment Relations Act Updated to Include Recent Statutory Changes
6. Recent Decision Summaries since January 1, 2011. Update 11/23/2011
7. Research issues under New York’s Private Sector Law (SERA)
8. PERB in cooperation with Cornell ILR’s Catherwood Library posts Public Sector Collective Bargaining Agreements online
9. See a List of PERB Webcasts. Update 2/23/2018
10. Archived Decision Summaries Index
11. Read Historical PERB Documents & View Board Photos
12. Taylor Law 40th Anniversary Conference Highlights
On July 22, 2010, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) assumed the responsibility of administering the New York State Employment Relations Act (SERA) , which was performed by the State Employment Relations Board (SERB). Consistent with the legislation granting PERB these responsibilities, we have reviewed the SERB precedent and procedures. Below is what can be expected.
With respect to all public sector matters, PERB’s practices and procedures under the Taylor Law will remain unchanged.
Procedures under SERA Involving Arbitration, Mediation and Taft-Hartley Notices:
- The Office of Conciliation, through its Director of Conciliation, will be responsible for handling all inquiries and matters dealing with mediation for initial and successor contract negotiations and grievance arbitration disputes.
- Taft-Hartley notices (FMCS Form F-7 Notice to Mediation Agencies) should be sent to the Director by mail to PERB, PO BOX 2074, ESP AGENCY BLDG 2, FLS 18 & 20, ALBANY, NY 12220-0074, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 518-457-2664. Simply send a copy of the completed FMCS Form F-7 (available by clicking here); DO NOT utilize the Request for Contract Mediation Assistance form, referenced below, for this purpose.
- Requests for mediation or other assistance in initial and successor contract negotiations should be sent to the Director by mail to PERB, PO BOX 2074, ESP AGENCY BLDG 2, FLS 18 & 20, ALBANY, NY 12220-0074, or by email to email@example.com, or by fax to 518-457-2664, utilizing the Request for Contract Mediation Assistance form available on the PERB website by clicking here. This form should only be used when voluntary bargaining has stalled and the parties have agreed to seek active mediation assistance. Again, DO NOT utilize this form to satisfy the federal requirement that notice of proposed termination or modification of an existing contract be served on state mediation agencies.
- Currently, PERB continues to utilize SERB’s panel of arbitrators for private sector grievance arbitration only. Requests for designation of a panel arbitrator will be processed in accordance with §§207.3 through 207.15 of PERB’s existing Rules of Procedure for Voluntary Grievance Arbitration, which can be found on PERB’s website by clicking here. Please note that these procedures for ranking and designation of an arbitrator differ from those formerly utilized by the SERB. Requests for these services should be filed with the Director by mail to PERB, PO BOX 2074, ESP AGENCY BLDG 2, FLS 18 & 20, ALBANY, NY 12220-0074, utilizing the Demand for Arbitration form available on the PERB website by clicking here.
- Demands for pro bono arbitration will be returned to filers without an assignment.
- PERB assesses a $50 per party administrative filing fee for all Demands for Arbitration per §207.15 of PERB’s Rules. No arbitrator will be assigned or designated to a grievance arbitration matter until the fees are received by PERB.
For Adjudicatory Matters under SERA:
- The Office of Employment Practices and Representation, through its Director of Employment Practices and Representation, will be responsible for handling all inquiries and proceedings dealing with allegations of unfair labor practices and questions concerning representation.
- Unfair Labor Practice charges and Representation petitions should be filed with the Director by mail at PERB, PO BOX 2074, ESP AGENCY BLDG 2, FLS 18 & 20, ALBANY, NY 12220-0074, in accordance with former SERB rules Part 252, utilizing the Filing an Unfair Labor Practice or Petition for Investigation and Certification of Representative forms, which are available on the PERB website by clicking here.
Please visit PERB’s website regularly for updates relating to these procedures. We promise to provide the same respect and professional attention to the private sector clientele that those in the public sector have come to expect and appreciate. Thank you for your cooperation.
PERB Security Procedures
The Public Employment Relations Board has adopted the following security policies:
- Hearing and conference notices will advise participants of the need to present a photo identification and the notice on the scheduled date. In the Brooklyn and Buffalo offices, the identification process may be handled by building security. In Albany, PERB staff will handle the visitor identification issues. Representatives can assist us by providing the names of those parties likely to accompany them to the hearing or conference.
- Visitors will be required to sign a Visitors’ Log book.
- Please do not bring luggage or packages to PERB hearing sites. PERB reserves the right to inspect luggage or packages and/or to refuse to allow them into the hearing or conference location.
- Unescorted visitors will not be permitted in the staff areas of PERB offices.
- All mail and packages sent to PERB offices should clearly identify the sender and should include the return address.
- Any e-mail containing attachments should clearly state the nature of the attachment.
Link to the New York State Office of Homeland Security http://www.security.state.ny.us/preparedness/index.htm