promote harmonious and cooperative relationships between government
and its employees without disruption of public services, via
the expert and timely services of a neutral agency.
from Chair James R. Riordan
and welcome to the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board
PERB is an executive branch agency created by the Iowa General
Assembly in 1974 to administer the Public Employment Relations
Act, Iowa Code chapter 20, which defines the collective bargaining
rights and duties of public employers and public employees
in Iowa. It is a neutral agency administered by a three-member
Board. Currently there are more than 1,200 represented bargaining
units in Iowa's public sector, encompassing employees of the
state, cities, counties, area education agencies, community
colleges, state universities, school districts and
special purpose districts.
hope the information on this website is useful to you. Thanks
James R. Riordan, Board Chair
NEW PERB FORM: A new form entitled "Stipulation of Procedural Delay" is now available in the "Forms" section of PERB's website. This form should be used when parties to a matter pending before PERB jointly agree to "stay" the matter. Please contact the agency with any questions regarding the appropriate use of the form.
Notice of Fee for CD/DVD's: Effective January 1, 2013, PERB will charge a fee of $5.00 per disk (CD or DVD, depending on file size) when parties request digital audio recordings of evidentiary hearings or oral arguments. This fee covers PERB's reasonable expenses associated with creating such disks.
REMINDER: PERB will only provide impasse services when the request is made by the public employer or certified employee organization as reflected on the current PERB certification (available on the PERB website at the Link "Employee Organization Certifications and Bargaining Unit Descriptions). Contact PERB if your organizational name has changed.
CHANGE IN PERB FORMS
All Forms are now fillable. The original, completed form(s) must still be mailed to our office for filing.
Each employee organization must file a PERB Annual Report with its financial report and audit statement within 90 days of the conclusion of its fiscal year. This is an annual requirement; we do not send out reminders. Certified employee organizations failing to comply with the internal reporting requirements of Iowa Code section 20.25 may have their certifications revoked by the Board.
Compliance requires the filing of all three documents in the form and manner prescribed by statute and administrative rules.
Complete an audit statement that provides, “the financial report has been reviewed and found to be true and accurate.” The audit statement must be signed by an auditing committee or a person or persons who hold no other office in the employee organization and who did not prepare the financial report.
We do not accept audit statements signed by officers of the certified employee organization.
Parties should send a copy of their new collective bargaining agreement to PERB for its inclusion in the PERB electronic database. Please e-mail the current document in WORD format to Nancy.Anders@iowa.gov.