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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.

Marilyn Sayan


J.D., University of Puget Sound, 1983

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1979

Marilyn Glenn Sayan is serving her sixth term as Chairperson, having originally been appointed to the Commission in February 1996.  Her current term expires in September of 2021.

Ms. Sayan spent over thirty years in personnel/labor management in Washington State government. She retired in 1993 as Director of the State Department of Personnel, having previously served as Deputy Director and Labor Relations Manager for the Department and as the Appeals Program Manager for the State Higher Education Personnel Board. She served on the Executive Board of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies from 1998 to 2006 and as ALRA President from 2006-2007.

In addition to serving on the Commission, Ms. Sayan is also a mediator and is an active community volunteer.

Commission Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

The Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom webinar. 

Scheduled meeting dates and locations are listed below. The agenda and the link to register to attend are posted on the home page at least a week before the meeting. After registering for the webinar, you will receive the link to connect to the meeting. Participants are able to view the Commission and executive staff. Participants’ video and audio are disabled, but attendees can communicate questions via the Zoom chat feature. Minutes of each meeting are approved at the next meeting and posted after.

A list of cases pending before the commission can be found below on the Commission Cases tab.

January 5, 2021 – CancelledJuly 13, 2021 (via Zoom)
February 9, 2021 (via Zoom)August 11, 2021 (via Zoom)
March 16, 2021 (via Zoom)September 9, 2021, Special Meeting
April 13, 2021 (via Zoom)September 14, 2021 (via Zoom)
May 11, 2021 (via Zoom)October 12, 2021 (via Zoom)
May 27, 2021, Special MeetingNovember 9, 2021 (via Zoom)
June 8, 2021 (via Zoom)December 2021 – No Meeting

Archived Commissions Minutes

Commission Cases

Listed below are all cases pending before the Public Employment Relations Commission. The case number listed is a direct link to the decision being appealed.

Pending Commission Cases

Employer NameCase NumberDate Appealed
Thurston County (Washington State Council of County and City Employees)133253-U-20September 7, 2021
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families134221-U-21August 30, 2021
Washington State Ferries (Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association)132976-U-20April 1, 2021
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (Washington Federation of State Employees)133299-U-21April 21, 2021
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families133314-U-21April 21, 2021
Washington State Individual Providers133353-U-21April 26, 2021
Washington State Individual Providers (Service Employees International Union Local 775)133354-U-21April 26, 2021
City of Tacoma132998-E-20May 25, 2021
Lincoln County (Teamsters Local 690)128814-U-17April 14, 2021
Lincoln County (Teamsters Local 690)128815-U-17April 14, 2021
Lincoln County128818-U-17April 14, 2021
Lincoln County128819-U-17April 14, 2021
University of Washington132545-U-20June 16, 2021

Court Cases

This is a list of Public Employment Relations Commission cases on appeal in the various courts.

Employer NameDecisionCourt
Shoreline Community College12973-ACourt of Appeals
Lincoln County12844-ASupreme Court
King County (King County Corrections Guild)13178-AKing County Superior Court
King County (King County Corrections Guild)12943-BKing County Superior Court
East Valley School District – Spokane (Public School Employees of Washington)13114-AThurston County Superior Court

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