Phoenix Employment Relations Board

The Phoenix Employment Relations Board shall serve as a neutral authority in the resolution of unfair employee practice charges relating to wages, hours and working conditions; to establish rules and regulations by which negotiations between employee organizations and management shall be conducted; and to promote the improvement of employer-employee relations by providing a uniform basis for recognizing the rights of public employees. The Board shall also: 1) Provide rules and regulations for its own operations. 2) Conduct representation elections and resolve contested matters of certification and decertification of employee organizations. 3) Adjudicate claims of violations of the City's Meet and Confer Ordinance. 4) Resolve questions related to the designation of management, confidential, supervisory and professional employees. 5) Hold hearings, administer oaths, compel attendance of and examine witnesses, compel production of and examine documents, and provide for informal hearing procedures as part of the discharge of its duties. 5) Appoint qualified neutrals for mediation or fact finding to resolve impasse disputes in the course of administering the Meet and Confer Ordinance.
Kathy A. Schmidt
This Board meets once per month on the third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at: 300 W. Jefferson (the old AZ Federal Credit Union Building), Phoenix, AZ 85003
The Board shall consist of five members appointed by the Mayor and City Council for three-year terms. All members shall be residents of the City of Phoenix, provided that the residency requirement for the person appointed as Chairman of the Board may be waived. A person selected to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the member replaced. The Board membership shall be comprised of the following: One member shall be submitted by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to serve as the Board's regular chairman. This shall be a person widely recognized as a neutral in the field of Labor Management Relations. One member shall be an individual whose name is submitted by the Arizona Employer's Council. One member shall be an individual whose name is submitted by the Maricopa Area Labor Federation. Two members shall be chosen as public members. The Board shall advertise that a vacancy for a public member exists and interested applicants shall submit their applications to the Phoenix Employment Relations Board in an envelope designated "Board Member Application". Upon receipt of applications they will be forwarded, unopened, to the Office of the Mayor. The two persons appointed under this paragraph shall not be agents, employees, or staff members of the City of Phoenix, or any City of Phoenix Employee organization.


Member Name
Joseph Diggs
Phillip Hanley
Fernando Ortega Sr.
Dennis Teel
Ben Zinke