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The Labor Relations and Human Resources Policy section assists external and internal agency customers in both collective bargaining and human resources.  This section works closely with partners in the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), HRD (HRD) as the areas of collective bargaining and human resources are often interconnected.  To better assist external and internal agency customers, the staff in this section (Policy Analysts) have agency assignments (including HRD partner areas).

The Labor Relations and Human Resources 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 section assists state agencies with research on general labor law issues and works 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.

In addition, this section also represents management and OCB at all mediations and arbitrations involving the five unions that represent state employees.  This representation involves helping management advocates with case presentation, and providing a consistent, enterprise approach to grievance resolution in the interest of management.  This section is also available to assist state advocates with labor arbitration award research in preparation for hearings, witness preparation in advance of hearings, or to assist state advocates with brief-writing.

On a daily basis, the Labor Relations and Human Resources Policy section provides guidance to agency customers on matters relating to contract interpretation and administration, investigation and discipline, and the grievance process.  This section also provides technical assistance and support to agency customers regarding the application of employment laws and regulations and statewide human resources policy, including tracking legislation and regulatory changes impacting state employment practices.  This section also provides assistance throughout the collective bargaining process by ensuring statutory procedures are met, researching key issues, drafting collective bargaining agreement language and preparing for fact-finding proceedings, when necessary.  This section is responsible for drafting legislation and rules as necessary for the implementation of exempt parity and suggests improvement to the efficiency of civil service and other issues related to state employment.

For a list of all human resources policies, please refer to the DAS HRD/OCB Policy web page.
To view the agency assignments, click the agency assignment List
Labor Relations and Human Resources Policy Team

Aimee Szczerbacki, Assistant Deputy Director

Marisah Ali, Policy Analyst

Victor Dandridge, Assistant Manager 

Thomas Dunn, Policy Analyst

Eric Eilerman, Policy Analyst
Christina Haselberger, Policy Analyst
Cullen Jackson, Policy Analyst
Dion Josey, Administrative Professional
Robert Patchen, Policy Analyst