We are the Washington State agency with jurisdiction over public sector labor relations and collective bargaining in Washington. We assist parties in resolving labor-management disputes. We administer eight different collective bargaining laws covering approximately 475,000 public sector employees statewide in:
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Mission, Vision, and Values
Mission: To prevent or minimize the disruption to public services through the impartial, timely, and expert resolution of labor-management disputes.
Vision: Leaders and partners in improving public sector labor-management relations.
Values: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Neutrality, Credibility, Respect, Balance
Appointed by and reporting to the Commission, our Executive Director is the full-time agency head. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the agency and decisions on bargaining unit configurations and clarifications.
Our 2020–2022 Strategic Plan builds upon both our 2014–2016 and 2017–2019 Strategic Plans. As a leader in helping parties improve labor-management relations, we help those parties better serve their clientele. This plan helps PERC achieve its mission to prevent or minimize the disruption to public services.
To see the 2020–2022 Strategic Plan, the 2017–2019 Strategic Plan, or the progress report on the completed 2014–2016 Strategic Plan, click on the links below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2021 Commission Decisions