Latest Announcements

Commission Meeting 

Register to view the October 19, 2021, Commission meeting, which will be held via Zoom. The agenda is available on the Commission page.

Remote Operations - Updated October 5, 2021

The opening of PERC's offices is to be determined. No in-person events will be conducted for the remainder of 2021. Staff continue to conduct mediations, hearings, trainings, and elections virtually. Filings may be submitted by email to If there is a need to file at PERC’s Olympia office, contact 360.570.7300 or to make arrangements.

Senate Bill 5055 - Law Enforcement Arbitrator Roster

Senate Bill 5055 was passed during this last legislative session and signed into law by Governor Inslee. The bill requires that all arbitrators for arbitrations of disciplinary grievances of law enforcement personnel shall come from the roster of arbitrators appointed by PERC.  See the Law Enforcement Arbitrator Roster page for more information. 

PERC Rule Updates 

Over the last year and a half, agency staff have been involved in reviewing and drafting proposed updates to the six main chapters of administrative regulations that govern processes and procedures in front of PERC. This is a process that the agency engages in every decade or so in an effort to better align current practices with existing rules and update those rules to account for statutory changes during the proceeding time period.

Agency staff will be conducting virtual meetings on the following dates to discuss proposed changes. If you would like to participate, please send an email to and agency staff will be in contact with you.

•Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Chapter 391-08 WAC (view proposed changes)
•Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Chapter 391-55 WAC (view proposed changes)
•Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Chapter 391-35 WAC (view proposed changes)
•Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Chapter 391-65 WAC (view proposed changes)
•Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Chapter 391-25 WAC (view proposed changes)
•Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Chapter 391-45 WAC (view proposed changes)

The Negotiation Project

The Negotiation Project is the newest element of PERC’s conflict prevention services. The project bridges academic theory about conflict resolution with real life labor relations experiences in order to improve conflict resolution skills. As part of the Negotiation Project’s launch, we have released the Expanding the Bargaining Pie series which explores the integrative phase of bargaining. The whole series is available now for immediate viewing.

Internet Explorer Compatibility Issue

The PERC website may not display or function correctly with the Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft is phasing out Internet Explorer and now supports Edge. Older versions of Internet Explorer, including versions 8, 9 and 10, are no longer being updated, resulting in incorrect function and display of many websites. The PERC website displays and functions correctly on Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

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