FAQs

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What is the role of the "case processor"? A case processor is assigned to every case filed with our agency. It is the job of the case processor to keep the case moving and answer procedural questions from the parties. Case processors do not provide legal advice but can be helpful in searching for cases previously decided by the agency that...
How do I request interest arbitration? If the parties do not resolve their impasse at mediation, either party may request arbitration services. This request can be made ten days after the effective date of the appointment of the mediator, which is the date of the mediation session. If the request is made early, PERB holds the request...
Where can I find a list of determined bargaining units? PERB maintains a list of determined bargaining units on our website. From the main page of our website, click on “ UNITS .” The list of bargaining units is organized alphabetically by employer name.
Do I have to file my documents electronically? Yes, all documents in adjudicatory hearings must be electronically filed unless exempted by PERB subrule 621-16.4(2)
Can anyone attend the hearing? Generally, hearings are open to the public and anyone may attend. The hearing may be closed to the public only if some specific provision of law allows the hearing to be closed. Sometimes the witnesses must wait outside the hearing room until they are called to testify, referred to as sequestration...
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 do I electronically file a document? You must first request an E-Flex account and have your E-Flex account approved by PERB before you can file. The link to request an E-Flex account, the information sheet regarding e-filing and helpful tips when e-filing ("cheat sheet") can be found on the e-filing login page.
How should I prepare for the hearing? The notice you receive will refer to the sections of Iowa Code chapter 20 and PERB rules (Iowa Administrative Code) that apply to your case. You should review those statutes and rules before the hearing. The hearing provides an opportunity for each party to call witnesses, cross examine the other...
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.

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