The Phoenix Employment Relations Board serves as a neutral authority in the
resolution of unfair employee practice charges relating to wages, hours and
working conditions. It establishes rules and regulations by which negotiations
between employee organizations and management are conducted. The board promotes
the improvement of employer-employee relations by providing a uniform basis for
recognizing the rights of city of Phoenix employees.
The board more specifically:
- Provides rules and regulations for its own operations.
- Conducts representation elections and resolves contested matters of
certification and decertification of employee organizations.
- Adjudicates claims of violations of the city’s Meet and Confer Ordinance.
Resolves questions related to the designation of management, confidential,
supervisory and professional employees.
Holds hearings, administers oaths, compels attendance of and examines
witnesses, compels production of and examines documents, and provides for
informal hearing procedures as part of the discharge of its duties.
Appoints qualified neutrals for mediation or fact-finding to resolve impasse
disputes in the course of administering the Meet and Confer Ordinance.
Composition: The board consists of five members appointed by
the mayor and City Council for three-year terms. All members are generally
residents of the city of Phoenix, except the residency requirement for the
chairman may be waived. A person selected to fill a vacancy is appointed for the
unexpired term of the member replaced. The board membership is comprised of:
- The board’s regular chairman is a person widely recognized as a neutral in
the field of labor management relations. This member is nominated by the Phoenix
Office of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
- One management member is nominated by the Arizona Employers Council. This
member may not be an agent, employee or staff member of the city of Phoenix
- One labor member is nominated by the Central Arizona Labor Council. This
member may not be a staff member, employee, general member or agent of any city
of Phoenix employee organization.
- Two public members are chosen from the public at large. When a vacancy
exists the opening is advertised and all interested applicants submit
applications at 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 two members appointed are not agents, employees, or staff members
of the City of Phoenix, or any City of Phoenix employee organization.
Term of Office: Three years - For a list of current members and terms of office, contact the PERB office at 602-262-4081.
Meetings: The board meets once per month on the third
Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., 300 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona 85003.
History: Created by Authority of Resolution Ordinance
G-1532, Dec. 16, 1975
Amended by Resolution Ordinances:
G-1822, June 13, 1978
G-2036, Feb, 26, 1980
G-2404, Aug. 3,
G-2454, Feb. 1, 1983
G-3075, Dec. 22, 1987
G-3087, Feb. 10,
G-3303, Feb. 28, 1990
G-4243, Feb. 26, 2000