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Public Employment Relations Comm

RCW 28B.52, 41.56, 41.58, 41.59, 41.76, 41.80, 49.08, 53.18

The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) has jurisdiction over public-sector collective bargaining in Washington. PERC administers 10 collective bargaining statutes covering approximately 475,000 employees working for cities and counties, K-12 school districts, community and technical colleges, state colleges and universities, the state, the state ferry system, ports, public utility districts, public transit agencies, other municipal districts and certain symphony orchestras. PERC additionally administers statutes and processes that apply to other groups of employees who are employed by the Governor for collective bargaining purposes only: individual home-care providers, family child-care providers, adult family home providers, and language access providers.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Public Employment Relations Commission is to prevent or minimize the disruption to public services through the impartial, timely and expert resolution of labor-management disputes.
Request 10,291,000
Net change from current biennium 606,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 6.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
4,101,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 3,891,000 4,101,000 4,368,000
4,031,000 Personnel Service Account - State 3,553,966 4,031,000 4,287,000
1,325,000 Higher Education Personnel Services - State 1,094,360 1,325,000 1,408,000
228,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 228,000 228,000
9,685,000 Total Appropriated Funds 8,539,326 9,685,000 10,291,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,607,140 4,420,746 2,030,101 5,094,000 5,197,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
734,620 9.4% (2,088,479) (24.5%) 3,840,153 59.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 28.2 28.3 29.8 41.3 41.3