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What the Bureau of Mediation Section Does


The MED section oversees implementation of the contract negotiation and impasse resolution procedures.  

The Bureau of Mediation: 

  • Reviews Notice to Negotiate filings. 
  • Monitors negotiations.  
  • Provides mediation services.
  • Manages Roster of Neutrals and assign Fact Finders, and/or Conciliators.  
  • Reviews Strike Notices. 
  • Conducts Training. 
    • Interest-Based Bargaining Negotiations. 
    • Modified Traditional Negotiations. 
    • Labor Management Committees. 

Who the Bureau of Mediation Section works with


SERB mediation services are available to public employers, public employees, and employee organizations within the jurisdiction of the State Employment Relations Board as set forth in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4117.

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Forms for Bureau of Mediation


All MED forms can be viewed and downloaded.

Not sure which form to use?

Look through the Mediation Forms FAQ.

Are you a public employee or employer?

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