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_WWW7833


J.D., University of Puget Sound, 1983

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1979

Marilyn Glenn Sayan is serving her fifth term as Chairperson, having originally been appointed to the Commission in February 1996.

Ms. Sayan spent over thirty years in personnel/labor management in Washington State govern- ment. 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.

Mark Brennan_WWW7824


B.A., University of Washington, 1974

J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1978

Mark E. Brennan has over 35 years’ labor relations experience as both a neutral and an advocate. He worked with the National Labor Relations Board in Seattle from 1978 to 1983. From 1983 to 2010, he represented private and public sector labor unions and employee benefit funds. Since 2010, he has acted as a mediator and arbitrator. He is on the FMCS and AAA arbitration panels and has been on the PERC Dispute Resolution Panel. In 2011, Governor Chris Gregoire appointed Mr. Brennan to the Marine Employees Commission. Mr. Brennan served on the Marine Employees Commission until its sunset in 2013. Governor Jay Inslee appointed Mr. Brennan to fill the Commission position most recently held by Pamela Bradburn. Mr. Brennan’s term expires in 2018.

Mark Busto_WWW7824


B.A., Occidental College, 1974

J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, 1983

Mark R. Busto represented employers before judges, juries, administrative agencies and arbitrators between 1983 and 2015.  He has also assisted management for over 30 years in establishing and administering human resources policies and programs.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mark was an employee relations consultant to the State of California and a field representative/organizer for the California State Employees Association.
Mark is also active in volunteer activities.  He previously served as a member and chair of the King County Personnel Board (1992-1996) and Secretary/Treasurer of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (2000-2004).  He currently serves on the national board of directors of American Rivers.

The Public Employment Relations Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month.

Scheduled meeting dates and locations are listed below. Agendas are posted at least ten days prior to each meeting. 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 10, 2017 (Olympia)
July 14, 2017 (Olympia)
February 17, 2017 (Olympia)
August 15, 2017 (Olympia)
March 14, 2017 (Kirkland)
September 12, 2017 (Olympia)
April 11, 2017 (No Meeting)
October 10, 2017 (Kirkland)
May 2, 2017 (Olympia)
November 14, 2017 (Olympia)
June 13, 2017 (Kirkland)
December 2017 (No Meeting)


January 5, 2016 (Olympia)
July 12, 2016 (Kirkland)
February 9, 2016 (Olympia)
August 9, 2016 (Olympia)
March 15, 2016 (No Meeting)
September 13, 2016 (Olympia)
April 12, 2016 (Kirkland)
October 11, 2016 (Cancelled)
May 10, 2016 (Olympia)
November 8, 2016 (Olympia)
June 14, 2016 (Olympia)
December 2016 (No Meeting)


January 15, 2015 (Olympia)
July 14, 2015 (Olympia)
February 10, 2015 (Olympia)
August 11, 2015 (Olympia)
March 10, 2015 (Kirkland)
September 15, 2015 (Olympia)
May 12, 2015 (Olympia)
October 13, 2015 (Olympia)
June 9, 2015 (Olympia)
November 10, 2015 (Olympia)


January 17, 2014 (Olympia)
July 8, 2014 (Olympia)
February 11, 2014 (Kirkland)
August 12, 2014 (Olympia)
March 11, 2014 (Kirkland)
September 9, 2014 (Olympia)
April 15, 2014 (Olympia)
October 14, 2014 (Olympia)
May 20, 2014 (Kirkland)
November 12, 2014 (Kirkland)
June 10, 2014 (Olympia)

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 Name Case Number Date Appealed
Grays Harbor County  128791-U-17 May 30, 2017
City of Everett  127504-U-15 April 11, 2017
Snohomish County Fire District 1  128003-U-16 April 7, 2017

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

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