All notes for Subtopic 1000.02058 – Ground Rules for Negotiations

DecisionDescriptionPERC Vol.PERC IndexDate
2648M City of Arcadia
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
Parties must bargain bilaterally regarding ground rules for negotiations in the same manner they must bargain in good faith about substantive terms or conditions of employment. This includes all format and timing issues relating to negotiations, including but not limited to when to commence negotiations, deadlines for phases of negotiations, topic sequences, the use of cooling off periods, and interest-based bargaining formats. more or view all topics or full text.
06/12/19
2594M County of Orange
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
Ground rules are equivalent to a mandatory subject of bargaining. Provisions of an ordinance that directly regulate the bargaining relationship are within the scope of representation, though some fundamental matters are reserved to the parties and excluded from negotiations. more or view all topics or full text.
437311/06/18
2594M County of Orange
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
A rule requiring an economic analysis of current compensation and benefits received by the bargaining unit, and of possible opening proposals by the employer, is not negotiable because it does not have any direct impact on procedures for negotiations. An employer is entitled to deliberate privately and fully develop a proposal affecting negotiable subjects before presenting it to the employees’ representative. more or view all topics or full text.
437311/06/18
2594M County of Orange
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
A rule proscribing a 30-day period in which negotiations may not take place is negotiable because it affects the bilateral negotiations process. In the absence of a statutory prescription, the parties must determine bilaterally whether negotiations should be placed on hold while the public has an opportunity to comment on initial proposals, and if so, for how long. more or view all topics or full text.
437311/06/18
2594M County of Orange
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
A rule requiring an updated economic analysis during negotiations may be negotiable if the employer interprets the rule to require pausing negotiations while the economic analysis is updated. more or view all topics or full text.
437311/06/18
2594M County of Orange
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
Rules requiring public disclosure of proposals and counter-proposals made during negotiations are negotiable because they may inhibit the free flow of discussions and prohibit the parties from agreeing to conduct negotiations confidentially. more or view all topics or full text.
437311/06/18
1282E Southwestern Community College District
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
Ground rules for negotiation, including the time and place of negotiations, are within the scope of bargaining; p. 3, warning letter. more or view all topics or full text.
222915309/03/98
0900S State of California, Department of Personnel Administration (Professional Engineers in California Government)
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
Board holds that ground rules/released time is a mandatory subject of bargaining. more or view all topics or full text.
152215109/13/91
0728E Compton Community College District
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
Violations of ground rules viewed as reneging on an agreement and are an indicia of bad faith bargaining; p. 56, proposed dec. more or view all topics or full text.
132007604/04/89
2485E Petaluma City Elementary School District/Joint Union High School District
1000.2058: SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION; Ground Rules for Negotiations
By enacting EERA section 3549.1, the Legislature intended that negotiations would be attended only by the parties’ representatives, absent an agreement or established practice to the contrary. To the extent a public school employer insists on a policy of excluding employee observers from negotiations, it was simply following the statutory default rule for negotiations, and not unlawfully refusing to meet and negotiate. more or view all topics or full text.
412306/30/16