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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
  • ELIZABETH FORD
Marilyn Sayan

MARILYN GLENN SAYAN, CHAIRPERSON

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. Click here to register if you would like to attend. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom webinar. After registering for the webinar, you will receive a 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. To request disability accommodations, please contact Diane Tucker at least one week before the meeting at (360) 570-7335 or diane.tucker@perc.wa.gov


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. Minutes of each meeting are approved at the next meeting and posted after.


2023 Meetings

January 10, 2023July 11, 2023
February 14, 2023August 8, 2023
March 14, 2023September 12, 2023
April 11, 2023October 10, 2023
May 9, 2023November 14, 2023
June 13, 2023December 2023 (No Meeting)


Archived Commissions Minutes

Commission Cases

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

Employer NameCase NumberDate Appealed
King County (Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587)134355-U-21August 9, 2022
Spokane County134478-U-21May 26, 2022
City of Bellingham (Guild of Pacific Northwest Employees)134326-U-21July 26, 2022
Spokane County134479-U-21May 26, 2022
Spokane County134480-U-21May 26, 2022
Spokane County134481-U-21May 26, 2022
Spokane County134482-U-21May 26, 2022
Spokane County134483-U-21May 26, 2022
Spokane County Fire District 4134728-E-21November 14, 2022

Court Cases

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

Employer NameDecisionCourt
Washington State Language Access Providers13355-BThurston County Superior Court
University of Washington13483-AKing County Superior Court

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