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    The Employment Relations Board (ERB) resolves disputes concerning labor relations for an estimated 3,000 different employers and 250,000 employees in public and private sector under its jurisdiction. The Board administers the collective bargaining law that covers public employees of the State of Oregon and its cities, counties, school districts, and other local governments; hears and decides appeals from state employees concerning personnel actions; and administers the collective bargaining law that regulates private employers who are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act.
Employment Relations Board Divisions ERB CURRENT EVENTS
Board Vacancy
The Governor’s office has begun the process of filling the vacancy that will be created when Jason Weyand steps down. If interested in applying, please complete the standard interest form for board and commission appointments, as well as the supplemental application, which can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/How_To_Apply.aspx.
Individuals who are interested in applying should be trained or experienced in labor-management relations and labor law in Oregon. You can find more information on board member requirements in ORS 240.060.
The interest form and the supplemental application should be submitted by October 31, 2016.
ERB welcomes Lisa Umscheid as the newest Board Member!
Lisa Umscheid has been confirmed as the newest member of the Employment Relations Board, beginning October 17, 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience as a management  labor and employment attorney, with service in both the public and private sectors. She comes to the Board from the Oregon Department of Justice where she was a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Labor and Employment Section. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree from Pomona College, and her J.D. (cum laude) from Willamette College of Law.  Lisa has a long history of working to enhance diversity and inclusion in the Oregon State Bar, including serving as chair of the Multnomah Bar Association diversity committee and as chair of  the Oregon State Bar Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. In 2006, Lisa received the Award of Merit from the Multnomah Bar Association for her work on diversity and inclusion.  She is also a past chair of the Oregon State Bar Government Law Section.  We welcome Lisa to the Board!
NEW - ERB Arbitrator Newsletter 2016 Fall edition