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
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.
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.
Mark was appointed to the Commission in January 2017 and his term expires September 2019.
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.
Commission Calendars and Minutes
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 15, 2019 (Olympia)||July 16, 2019 (Olympia)|
|February 12, 2019 (Olympia)||August 13, 2019 (Olympia)|
|March 2019 (No Meeting)||September 10, 2019 (Kirkland)|
|April 9, 2019 (Olympia)||October 8. 2019 (Olympia)|
|May 14, 2019 (Olympia)||November 12, 2019 (Olympia)|
|June 11, 2019 (Kirkland)||December 2019 (No Meeting)|
|January 2018 (No Meeting)||July 10, 2018 (Olympia)|
|February 13, 2018 (Olympia)||August 7, 2018 (Olympia)|
|March 13, 2018 (Kirkland)||September 11, 2018 (Kirkland)|
|April 2018 (No Meeting)||October 2018 (No Meeting)|
|May 8, 2018 (Olympia)||November 13, 2018 (Olympia)|
|June 5, 2018 (Kirkland)||December 2018 (No Meeting)|
Minutes from Past Years (MEC Minutes available during 2010-2016)
|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)|
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|
|King County||130434-U-18||September 11, 2018|
|Snohomish County||128885-U-17||June 18, 2018|
|Wapato School District||128988-U-17||August 16, 2018|
|Wapato School District||128989-U-17||August 16, 2018|
|Washington State Ferries||128459-E-16||September 11, 2018|
|Benton-Franklin County||129701-U-17||October 30, 2018|
|Benton-Franklin County||129700-U-17||October 30, 2018|
|Benton County||129699-U-17||October 30, 2018|
|Benton County||129698-U-17||October 30, 2018|
|Benton County||129697-U-17||October 30, 2018|
This is a list of Public Employment Relations Commission cases on appeal in the various courts.
|Benton County||12790-A||Benton County|
|King County||12582-B||King County|
|Seattle School District||12842-A||King County|
|City of Everett||12671-A||Snohomish County|
|State - Family Child Care Providers||12781-A||Thurston County|
|Lincoln County||12844-A||Lincoln County & Thurston County|
|King County||12859-A||Snohomish County|
How Do I...
Not a Public Employee?
Not Represented by a Union?
Private Sector Employee
National Labor Relations Board at 206.220.6300 or nlrb.gov
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at 206.553.5800 or fmcs.gov
Human Rights Commission at 800.233.3247 or hum.wa.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800.669.4000 or eeoc.gov
Employment Standards/Workplace Rights
Department of Labor and Industries at 866.219.7321 or lni.wa.gov