REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200) – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit

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1309.00000 – REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200)
1309.01000 – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit

There is a clear distinction between voter eligibility and unit membership eligibility. PERB generally includes employees in a bargaining unit regardless of how few hours they may work in a year but limits who decides whether to ben exclusively represented and if so by whom. PERB therefore does not use the "established interest formulaā€¯ in assessing eligibility for unit membership. Substitute employees should be included in the bargaining unit, but the "established interest formula'' is the threshold for eligibility to participate in an election.