Mediation Teachable Moments

Ken Hickey, SERB Mediator, offers insights on Negotiations and Mediation gleaned from a 40 year career as a Labor Attorney.

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Mediation Services

Did you know that SERB provides free mediation services and labor-management cooperation training? Services include interest based training and facilitation as well as traditional bargaining and grievance mediation by experienced staff (click here for staff biographies) . Whether the parties are negotiating their first contract or their tenth, there are times when the assistance of a mediator makes the difference in avoiding the time and costs associated with Fact Finding and Conciliation. Interest based problem solving training can also help the parties improve labor management relations and committee effectiveness.

Please click here to download the Mediation Services Brochure


Board Issues SERB
Opinion 2015-001

SERB issues a Board Opinion in a representation case involving International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 20 and City of Hamilton

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Opinion 2015-002
SERB issues a Board Opinion in a unfair labor practice case involving Massillon Education Association, OEA/NEA and Massillon City School District Board of Education

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Recent Court of Appeals Decision on Picketing

Harrison Hills

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SPBR Conference
Crowne Plaza Columbus, Dublin, OH
Friday, March 24, 2017


2016 Annual Report on the Cost of Health Insurance in Ohio's Public Sector
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Employee Org Reporting Requirements
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Clearinghouse Guide

SERB provides Job Title Benchmark Reports, Wage Increase Reports, Benefits Reports, and Insurance Reports that can be used during the Contract Negotiations process. Below is a guide to the information contained within the SERB Clearinghouse Database.

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Electronic Filing with SERB

Ohio Administrative Code Rule O.A.C. 4117-1-02 requires that customers file most types of documents with the State Employment Relations Board by electronic mail. Please see attached guidelines for electronic filings.

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NOTE: A Contract Data Summary Sheet is now required when filing a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Both documents must be filed within 30 days of the execution of the bargaining agreement.

Reports and Awards
Annual Reports

2015 Annual Wage Settlement

2016 SERB Annual Report

2016 SERB Health Insurance Rpt

Customer Service Standards Policy