The HRD/OCB Policy section handles all matters at the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) on behalf of state agencies. Such matters include: responding to unfair labor practice charges that are filed against state agencies by employees and their representatives, filing unfair labor practices on behalf of state agencies, and petitioning to add or delete specific positions in a bargaining unit. The HRD/OCB Policy section assists state agencies with research and general Labor law issues and works closely with the Employment Law Section of the Attorney General's Office on litigation matters, including motions to vacate arbitration awards and hearings in front of the State Employment Relations Board.
The HRD/OCB Policy Section is available to assist state advocates with labor arbitration award research in preparation for hearings or to assist with brief-writing.
The HRD/OCB Policy Section also provides assistance throughout the collective bargaining process by ensuring statutory procedures are met, researching key issues, and preparing for fact-finding proceedings, when necessary.