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What is the role of the Administrative Law Judge serving as the presiding officer? The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned as a presiding officer in a contested case is a neutral decision maker who must make a proposed decision after hearing all of the evidence presented by the parties. You should not call the presiding officer for legal advice or to discuss the case. The ALJ...
How do I request mediation services? Parties must use the request form prescribed by PERB to request mediation services. Either the employer or the certified employee organization may request mediation. A fillable PDF version of this form can be found under FORMS . An original and one copy of the request for mediation shall be filed...
Where can I find collective bargaining agreements? PERB maintains more recent (2010-present) contracts on its website. Click on the " Searchable Database " link found in the upper right hand corner on our website’s main page. From the available databases, select the appropriate database (“Iowa Contracts” or “Iowa Contract Archive”) and conduct your...
What is E-Flex? E-Flex is a program on which PERB's e-filing system operates.
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...
What are the impasse procedure deadlines? The parties can and should attempt to agree upon an independent impasse procedure that meets their particular needs. If parties are using an independent impasse procedure, it should be submitted to PERB along with the request for impasse services. However, if the parties do not agree upon an...
Where can I find old PERB decisions? To search for prior PERB decisions, click on “ Searchable Database ” link from the main page. Select “Iowa PERB and Court Decisions” as the database and conduct your search. The decisions not available on our website are maintained in digital form at PERB’s office.
What rules govern PERB's electronic filing system? Chapter 16 of the Iowa Administrative Code governs PERB's e-filing system. The full text of the rules are available here.
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...
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...

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