The State Conciliation Service maintains a panel of Arbitrators and Factfinders for referral, upon request, to parties in contract grievance, voluntary factfinding, and interest arbitration disputes. Members are appointed to and retained on the panel under the criteria established in OAR 115-040-0030
. The Conciliation Service does not charge for these lists.
Parties may obtain a list of arbitrators by sending a written request to the State Conciliator. OAR 115-040-0032
. Names for the list will be drawn randomly. In requesting a list for a grievance arbitration, parties should identify any specific contract requirements related to the list to be issued, including the number of arbitrators to be included on the list.
Parties may jointly request an arbitrator list restricted to: arbitrators listed on the American Arbitration Association Labor Panel; arbitrators whose resumes show they are engaged exclusively or primarily in the practice of arbitration or mediation; arbitrators who reside in Oregon; or arbitrators who reside in Oregon or Washington. In an interest arbitration, parties may jointly request a list restricted to arbitrators who have issued at least two factfinding decisions or interest arbitration awards under Oregon law. Teacher Layoff/Recall Arbitration
Pursuant to ORS 342.934(7)
, the Employment Relations Board has adopted rules that govern arbitration procedures for the reduction or recall of teacher staff due to funding or administrative decision. OAR 115-85-000 to 115-85-010. These arbitration procedures are applicable when an alternate procedure has not been agreed upon by the labor organization representatives and the employer. Dismissal or Non-Extension of Contract Teachers
Pursuant to ORS 342.905(10)
, the district board and the teacher’s representative may agree to use arbitration instead of a Fair Dismissal Appeals Board panel for the appeal of the dismissal or non-extension of a contract teacher. In such cases, if the collective bargaining agreement does not contain a procedure for selection of the arbitrator, the parties shall request a list of arbitrators from the Employment Relations Board.