Fact-finding is ONLY available to:
2. Civil service state employees.
If the parties do not reach an agreement in contract mediation, they can request an impartial fact-finder from the PERC staff or dispute resolution panel issue a non-binding written recommendation. The fact-finder will issue a non-binding written recommendation on what the terms of the collective bargaining agreement should be. More information, review WAC 391-55-300.
A declaratory order is a request for a ruling on the interpretation of a rule, order, or statute under the Commission’s jurisdiction. Declaratory orders are not advisory opinions and have the same status as any other order issued by the Commission. More information, review WAC 391-08-520.