FAQs

Question: What is eFlex?

Answer:

E-Flex is a program on which PERB’s e-filing system operates.


Question: What rules govern PERB's electronic filing system?

Answer:

Chapter 16 of the Iowa Administrative Code governs PERB's e-filing system.  The full text of the rules is available here.


Question: Do I have to file my documents electronically?

Answer:

Yes, all documents in adjudicatory hearings must be electronically filed unless exempted by PERB subrule 621-16.4(2).


Question: How do I electronically file a document?

Answer:

You must first request an eFlex account and have your eFlex account approved by PERB before you can file.  The link to request an eFlex account, the information sheet regarding e-filing and helpful tips when e-filing ("cheat-sheet") can be found on the e-


Question: How will I know if my filing was received?

Answer:

When a user submits an electronic filing, the e-filing system will automatically generate a receipt of filing and send it to the user's provided e-mail address.  Please note that receiving a notice of receipt does not mean the filing was accepted.  Instead, once


Question: What should I do if my filing is rejected?

Answer:

The notice of rejection sent to the user will identify why the filing was rejected.  Fix the noted error and resubmit your filing.  If you are unclear or need additional assistance, contact us at 515-281-4414.  Please note that rejected filings do not become a part of the case file.  When the us


Question: Can I file requests for impasse services, CEO annual reports and accompanying documents using PERB's e-filing system?

Answer:

Requests for impasse services must be mailed or hand-delivered to PERB for filing.  However, PERB annual reports and accompanying documents may be electronically filed using the agency's eFlex system.


Question: If I do not have a computer or scanner to file my documents, where can I go?

Answer:

We have a public access terminal for electronic filing located at PERB, 510 East 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319.  Please note this public access terminal is available only during PERB's business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.


Question: As a certified employee organization, what reports must I file with PERB at the end of every fiscal year?

Answer:

The statutory annual reporting requirements for certified employee organizations are set out in Iowa Code section 20.25 and PERB rule 621-8.2(20).


Question: Where can I find the required forms?

Answer:

o   A fillable PDF of the PERB Annual Report can be found under FORMS. Completely fill out the report and
     provide the requested information.  For section 1(a) (“name of organization”), you must use the name of the


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