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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 GLENN SAYAN
  • MARK R. BUSTO
  • KENNETH J. PEDERSEN

KENNETH J. PEDERSEN, COMMISSIONER

B.A., Gonzaga University, 1977

J.D., Seattle University, 1980

For thirty years, Kenneth J. Pedersen represented labor unions in the public and private sectors in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. This included cases in the federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration. He represented individuals in employment discrimination and in class action wage-and-hour litigation.

Since 2012, Ken has worked exclusively as a neutral arbitrator, on labor rosters of three state labor relations agencies, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the American Arbitration Association.

Ken is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law section and the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). He previously served on the Bishop Blanchet High School Advisory Board.

His appointment is effective March 21, 2019, and expires September 8, 2023.

Commission Calendars and Minutes

Minutes from Past Years (MEC Minutes available during 2010-2016)

Commission Cases

Court Cases

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