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: 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

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 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 info@perc.wa.gov.

Agency Performance

2020 Annual Report

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

230
Mediation

143
Adjudication

82
Representation/Unit Clarification

42
Conflict Prevention

43
Other

2021 Commission Decisions

0-90 Days

58%

91-180 Days

42%

181+ Days

0%

2021 Executive
Director Decisions

100%
0-90 Days

2021 Examiner  
Decisions

95%
0-90 Days
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