The mission of the Alaska Labor Relations Agency component is to facilitate 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.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Issues between Alaska's public employers and public employees are resolved.|
Target #1: Reduce the total number of open cases.
Number of Open Alaska Labor Relations Agency Cases at End of the Calendar Year (achieved the target of reducing the number of open cases in 2017)
Analysis of results and challenges: The number of open cases decreased by 31.8 percent in calendar year 2017 due to a 16.7 percent decrease in the number of cases filed and a 42.1 percent increase in the number of cases resolved in 2017. The agency continues to make considerable progress in resolving cases. There are no significant challenges at this time.
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.
The agency's annual report contains a breakdown of these numbers.
|A1: Core Service - Maintain a timely representation election process.|
Target #1: Complete 90 percent of representation elections within 100 days, except in extenuating circumstances.
Percent of Representation Elections Completed within 100 Days (achieved the target of 90 percent in 2017)
Analysis of results and challenges: Extenuating circumstances existed in three representation petitions that required hearings before an election could be held. Those elections were completed in 108 days. The agency continues to meet the target of conducting 90 percent of representation elections within 100 days, except in extenuating circumstances.
There were no elections pending in 2013 to be complete so the target could not be met or achieved.
Additional information on elections is published in the agency's annual report.
|A2: Core Service - Operate a timely and efficient adjudications program.|
Target #1: Issue 90 percent of decisions and orders within 90 days of record closure.
Percent of Alaska Labor Relations Agency Decisions and Orders Issued within 90 Days of Record Closure (achieved the target of 90 percent in 2017)
Analysis of results and challenges: Four decisions and orders were issued in calendar year 2017 with an average of 60 days from record closure. This average exceeds the agency's goal of issuing 90 percent of decisions within 90 days of record closure. In 2012, the average number of days was 152 days from record closure. Agency decisions set case precedent that affects all public employers and employees covered under the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA).
Current as of November 20, 2018