FAQs

Question: How do I file the PERB annual report and accompanying documents?

Answer:

o   EFfective February 22, 2017, PERB annual reports and accompanying documents must be electronically filed using PERB's e-Flex system.


Question: What if the employee organization fails to submit the required reports within 90 days?

Answer:

The employee organization will be deemed out of compliance with its statutory reporting requirements.  The Board may initiate proceedings to revoke the organization's certification as an employee representative.  If such proceedings are initiated, PERB will order the employee organization to appe


Question: What are the consequences of submitting incomplete or partial reports?

Answer:

The employee organization will be deemed out of compliance with its statutory reporting requirements.  The employee organization must submit all the required reports and statements as outlined in Iowa Code section 20.25.  Therefore, failure to provide all the required information within 90 days g


Question: Will PERB send a reminder to the employee organization about the annual reporting requirements?

Answer:

No.  It is the employee organization's statutory duty to complete and file the required reports with PERB within 90 days following the end of its fiscal year.


Question: What is a contested case hearing?

Answer:

A “contested case” is a proceeding in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of
a party have to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for an evidentiary hearing.
Iowa Code § 17A.2(5).


Question: Who decides whether I win or lose at the hearing?

Answer:

There are several possible decision makers. Many hearings are held before Administrative Law Judges. Any decision from the Administrative Law Judge may be appealed to the agency itself.


Question: What is the role of the Administrative Law Judge serving as the presiding officer?

Answer:

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


Question: What is the role of the "case processor?"

Answer:

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


Question: Can anyone attend the hearing?

Answer:

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


Question: How should I prepare for the hearing?

Answer:

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


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