Mediation Services
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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 2017-002

SERB issues a Board Opinion in an unfair labor practice case involving Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association and City of Cleveland.

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bullet Board Issues SERB
Opinion 2017-001
SERB issues a Board Opinion in an unfair labor practice case involving Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. and City of Maple Heights.

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Recent Court of Appeals Decision on Picketing

Harrison Hills

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Administrative Law Judge Elaine K. Stevenson. Elaine was a valued member of our work family since 1998, and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life honoring Elaine K. Stevenson will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5775 Dublinshire Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017, with Rev. Jennifer Eastman Hinkle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Elaine’s love of animals (especially cats), by making a donation in her memory to Cat Welfare Association, 741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.


SERB Academy
April 26-27, 2018

SERB Academy is a thorough two-day overview of representation, dispute settlement, and unfair labor practice matters, covering the law, the administrative rules, and the day-to-day procedures of the agency. Content is presented by administrators and staff who speak from the perspective of daily experience. Materials are designed to give you easy access to the provisions of the law and the rules you need to consult.



SPBR Conference
March 23, 2018

The SPBR Conference is for those managing exempt employees in the classified civil service and non-exempt employees in the classified service. This conference also applies to those having collective bargaining agreements that allow for an appeal to the SPBR Board.

Content is presented by professionals in the field who speak from the perspective of daily experience.

Conference is Full
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Employee Org Reporting Requirements
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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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image Clearinghouse Guide

image Current Contracts

image Contract Data Summary Sheets

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

2017 Annual Wage Settlement

2017 SERB Annual Report

2017 SERB Health Insurance Rpt