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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.

Mark Busto


B.A., Occidental College, 1974

J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, 1983

Mark R. Busto represented employers before judges, juries, administrative agencies and arbitrators between 1983 and 2015. He has also assisted management for over 30 years in establishing and administering human resources policies and programs.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mark was an employee relations consultant to the State of California and a field representative/organizer for the California State Employees Association.

Mark is also active in volunteer activities. He previously served as a member and chair of the King County Personnel Board (1992-1996) and Secretary/Treasurer of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (2000-2004). He currently serves on the national board of directors of American Rivers.

Mark was appointed to the Commission in January 2017 and his term expires September 2019.

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