FAQs

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Can I submit my request for impasse services electronically? No. At this time, all requests for impasse services must be mailed or hand- delivered to PERB for filing.
How do I initiate a new case? Depending on the type of case you need to initiate you will need to go to the FORMS section on the PERB website and fill out the correct form for your case type. Then the documents will need to be e-filed using PERB's eFlex system . If you do not already have an account you will need to request an...
How will I know if my filing was received? 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 email address. Please note that receiving a notice of receipt does not mean the filing was accepted . Instead, once PERB reviews the submission, the user...
Will there by any meetings with the presiding officer before the hearing? In some cases the hearing officer will schedule a prehearing conference before the hearing. The prehearing conferences are typically telephonic and may be set to discuss items such as scheduling, narrowing the issues in dispute, and discussing the number of witnesses each side expects to call at...
How would I find out the name of the employee organization as certified by PERB? A copy of the employee organization’s certification can be found on PERB’s website under UNITS . The list is organized alphabetically by employer name.
What should I do if my filing is rejected? 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 user...
What if I am unable to attend a hearing? If you have a good reason for not being able to attend a scheduled hearing, you must immediately file a written request asking the presiding officer to continue the hearing to another date. You will need to state the specific reasons for the continuance. Iowa Administrative Code 621 – 2.5. If you...
How would I find out what positions are in a bargaining unit? A copy of the employee certification order and any amendments can be found on PERB’s website under UNITS . The list is organized alphabetically by employer name. The order will list all positions included in the bargaining unit either by original order or by subsequent amendments.
Can I file requests for impasse services, CEO annual reports and accompanying documents using PERB's e-filing system? Requests for impasse services must be mailed or hand-delivered to PERB for filing. However, PERB annual reports and accompanying documents must be electronically filed using the agency's E-Flex system.
Can my witness testify at the hearing over the telephone? Most presiding officers will allow a witness to testify over the telephone at the hearing even if the hearing is held in-person. You need to inform the presiding officer before the hearing that you will have a witness by telephone, so that the hearing officer can arrange for a speaker phone. A...

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