The Investigations Section is responsible for investigating
unfair labor practice charges, non-compliance complaints, and
jurisdictional work disputes. When both parties desire to mediate,
the Section also attempts to mediate cases before the investigation
is complete and goes before the Board. The Investigations Section
processes an average of 750 cases a year.
The Section investigates charges and non-compliance complaints,
gathers the facts, and condenses the information into a clear
and concise investigative report for the Board’s review
and decision. All relevant facts are incorporated in the report
to substantiate or refute whether a violation occurred. Sometimes
additional information is provided to the Board upon request,
so that the Board has clarification and is able to make an informed
decision on each case. Although some cases filed are related,
all of the allegations in each case are investigated individually
to determine if the facts support the allegations.
The Section is available to answer questions on what constitutes
a violation of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4117. Please phone (614)
644-8573. Forms necessary to file
an unfair labor practice charge, non-compliance complaint, or
jurisdictional work dispute charge are available on the forms
page of this site.