CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; CHARGE – In General/Prima Facie Case
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1100.01000 – In General/Prima Facie Case
PERB’s function under MMBA is to exercise its exclusive initial jurisdiction to interpret and administer the statute, including the determination of whether an unfair practice charge is justified and, if so, what remedies are most appropriate to effectuate the proposes of the MMBA. PERB determines in the first instance whether a party’s conduct constitutes a failure to bargain in good faith. PERB’s role as the expert agency charged with administering the MMBA is to initiate and conduct administrative proceedings to determine whether an unfair practice has occurred and what remedy, if any, is appropriate. In so doing, PERB must conduct hearings in order to develop a sufficient factual record to: (1) allow the Board to resolve in a final decision any dispute as to an alleged violation of the MMBA; and (2) allow for meaningful judicial review of a final Board decision.