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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
  • SPENCER NATHAN THAL

SPENCER NATHAN THAL, COMMISSIONER

B.A., M.A. Oxford University, Jurisprudence, 1986, 1993

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990

Spencer Nathan Thal has represented public and private sector unions, guilds, and employees in Washington State since 1990 in federal and state courts and before arbitrators, hearing examiners, and administrative agencies. He served a term as Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and he has helped establish and present training programs and seminars for union representatives on labor and employment law.

Spencer was appointed to the Commission by Governor Jay Inslee in October 2018 and his term expires September 8, 2023.

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