Board Member Vacancies

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CITY OF PHOENIX 

Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB)

Public Member

The City of Phoenix is seeking a public member for a three-year term on the Phoenix Employment Board (PERB).  An independent, dependable person knowledgeable in labor-management relations (labor law, labor negotiations, grievance procedures, labor arbitration) is being sought to represent the views of the "community at large" in matters involving Phoenix-labor management relations and unfair labor practices.

Persons who currently serve as advocates for either labor or management are not eligible for this position.

The PERB meets the third Tuesday morning of each month for approximately 3 hours, supplemented by other meetings as required.  Board members are not compensated and must be residents of the City of Phoenix.  Created by ordinance in 1975, the board adjudicates unfair labor practice charges and conducts representation elections brought by rank-and-file City of​ Phoenix employees and/or their authorized representatives.  The PERB consists of five impartial members assisted by a staff of one full-time employee.

​To obtain an application visit https://boards.phoenix.gov/ which is the database used to capture applications.  Register and fill out application page.  Applications will be forwarded to the Office of the Mayor.  The public member is not an agent, employee, or staff member of the City of Phoenix, or any City of Phoenix employee organization.

Agents, employees or staff members of the City of Phoenix or any of its employee organizations are not eligible for appointment.

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Additional Information

​CITY OF PHOENIX

Phoenix Employement Relations Board

Public Member​​

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The City of Phoenix is seeking a "public member" for a three-year term on the Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB), effective immediately.

Background

Created by city ordinance in 1975, the Board adjudicates issues such as unfair labor paractice charges; it also conducts representation elections brought by rank-and-file City employees and/or their authorized representatives, and administers all other aspects of the Meet and Confer Ordinance.  The ordinance is generally modeled after the federal National Labor Relations Act of 1935, as amended.  The PERB consists of five impartial Board Members assisted by a staff of one full-time employee and a General Counsel.  Individual hearings are conducted by a Hearfing Officer, who is an independent contractor to the PERB.

Annual Litigation Volume

The PERB receives around 10 unfair labor practice charges per year.  For cases set to hearing, the Hearing Officer issues a report and recommendation to the Board and the Board makes the final determination on the ULP after reviewing the complete record of the case which includes exceptions filed by the parties to the Hearing Officer's report and recommendation.  The final or by the Board may be subject to re-examination by the Board upon the filing of a Motion for Reconsideration by one of the parties or the PERB may be a party to Special Action Litigation in the Superior Court.  All PERB deliberation occurs in open session.

Qualifications

A person knowledgeable in labor-management relations (labor law, labor negotiations, greivance procedures, labor arbitration) is being sought to represent the views of the "community at large."  This person must be independent and open to individual factual cases.  A legal background is valuable but not required.  This person must agree to comply with the Arizona Open Meeting Act.  Board members must be residents of the City of Phoenix.

Persons who currently serve as advocates for either labor (e.g. Union Officer or Business Agent or Union Attorney) or management (e.g. Management attorney or HR Manager) are not eligible for this position.  The candidate must believe in the purpose of the Meet and Confer Ordinance and rights of the parties.

Commitment

The PERB meets the third Tuesday morning of each month for approximately 3 hours, supplemented by other meetings as required.  This person must be willing to review case materials provided, and be available to attend special meetings.  Board members are not compensated.

To obtain an application visit https://boards.phoenix.gov/ which is the database used to capture applications.  Register and fill out application page.  Applications will be forwarded to the Office of the Mayor.  The public member is not an agent, employee, or staff member of the city of Phoenix, or any city of Phoenix employee organization.