Facilitates cooperative relations between Alaska's public employers and the labor organizations that represent public employees.
- Maintain a timely representation election process.
- Operate a timely and efficient adjudications program.
- Respond to Public Employment Relations Act-Related Inquiries Within Two Business Days.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Issues between Alaska's public employers and public employees are resolved.|
Target #1: Maximize the number of cases resolved without a hearing.
Analysis of results and challenges: Labor relations activity in state and local governments drives the agency's caseload. The amount of activity, such as collective bargaining, varies by year and influences the caseload. Facilitating resolution of cases without a hearing creates efficiencies by allowing the parties more control over the outcome of their cases and conserves agency resources.
In calendar year 2018, 86 percent of cases were resolved without a hearing compared to the previous year where 85 percent of cases were resolved without a hearing. In 2018, 15 cases were opened and 21 cases were closed. Of those closed cases, three went to hearing, eight were withdrawn by parties, four were issued election certificates, and seven were dismissed by board or hearing officer order.
|A1: Core Service - Maintain a timely representation election process.|
Target #1: Issue 90 percent of representation determinations within five days of proceeding end.
Analysis of results and challenges: Alaska Labor Relations Agency’s goal is to timely issue certificates of election and representation findings within five days of final determination. In 2018 there were a total of five representation determinations, including three elections. All representation determinations were issued within five days of the end of the proceeding.
|A2: Core Service - Operate a timely and efficient adjudications program.|
|A3: Core Service - Respond to Public Employment Relations Act-Related Inquiries Within Two Business Days.|
Target #1: Respond to Public Employment Relations Act (PERA)-related inquiries within two business days.
Analysis of results and challenges: Alaska Labor Relations Agency receives inquiries from the public regarding the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA). In 2018 ALRA received 118 inquiries related to PERA and responded to 80 percent of them the same day, 15 percent of them within one business day, 4 percent of them in two business days and the remaining 1 percent took three or more days for a response.
Current as of December 23, 2019