AGENCY OVERVIEW





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About PERC

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:

CitiesPublic Utility DistrictsIndividual Home Care Providers
CountiesSchool DistrictsAdult Family Care Providers
StateFire DistrictsFamily Child Care Providers
PortsCommunity CollegesLanguage Access Providers
Public TransitState Colleges/UniversitiesSymphonies
Hospital DistrictsLibraries

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: PERC provides expert, impartial, and timely resolution of labor-management disputes so that any disruption to public services is prevented or limited.

Vision: Leaders in labor relations and dispute resolution. Partners in improving labor-management relations.

Values: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Neutrality, Credibility, Respect, Balance 

Commission

PERC is headed by three part-time citizen commissioners who are appointed by the Governor for five-year terms. The Commission hears and decides appeals on decisions from agency staff (Examiners and the Executive Director) and has rule-making authority.

Director

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.

Strategic Plan

Our 2023–2025 Strategic Plan builds upon our prior 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 previous strategic plans or progress reports, use the links below. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@perc.wa.gov.

Agency Performance

Annual Report for 2023

Annual case data is updated monthly. View the number of cases filed by type and timeliness of decisions.

150
Mediation

74
Adjudication

105
Representation/Unit Clarification

50
Conflict Prevention

36
Other

2024 Commission Decisions

0-90 Days

100%

91-180 Days

0%

181+ Days

0%

2024 Executive
Director Decisions

93%
0-90 Days

2024 Examiner  
Decisions

100%
0-90 Days
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