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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. 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

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.

2022 Meetings

January 11, 2022 (via Zoom)July 12, 2022 (via Zoom)
January 20, 2022 – Special MeetingAugust 9, 2022 (via Zoom)
February 8, 2022 (via Zoom)September 6, 2022 (via Zoom)
March 8, 2022 (via Zoom)October 11, 2022 (via Zoom)
April 12, 2022 (via Zoom)November 8, 2022 (via Zoom)
May 10, 2022 (via Zoom)December 2022 (No Meeting)
June 14, 2022 (via Zoom)

2021 Meetings

January 5, 2021 – CancelledAugust 11, 2021 (via Zoom)
February 9, 2021 (via Zoom)September 9, 2021, Special Meeting
March 16, 2021 (via Zoom)September 14, 2021 (via Zoom)
April 13, 2021 (via Zoom)October 4, 2021, Special Meeting
May 11, 2021 (via Zoom)October 19, 2021 (via Zoom)
May 27, 2021, Special MeetingNovember 9, 2021 (via Zoom)
June 8, 2021 (via Zoom)December 10, 2021 (via Zoom)
July 13, 2021 (via Zoom)

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
Washington State Language Access Providers133420-U-21December 13, 2021
Washington State Department of Corrections133034-U-20November 1, 2021
Edmonds College133333-U-21October 22, 2021
King County (Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587)134523-U-21January 10, 2022
University of Washington132545-U-20June 16, 2021
Washington State Ferries (Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association)132976-U-20April 1, 2021
Bainbridge Island School District134379-U-21October 11, 2021
Bainbridge Island School District (Bainbridge Island Educational Support Professional Association)134380-U-21October 11, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit132082-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit132083-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit132084-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit132085-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit132086-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit (Teamsters Local 839)131976-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit (Teamsters Local 839)131977-U-19October 19, 2021
Ben Franklin Transit (Teamsters Local 839)131978-U-19October 19, 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
East Valley School District – Spokane (Public School Employees of Washington)13114-AThurston County Superior Court

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