Decision 2848M – Coachella Valley Water District
Decision Date: December 21, 2022
Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)
Description: An administrative law judge issued a proposed decision finding that the District violated the MMBA by unilaterally implementing a scale for calculating employees’ overall performance evaluation score that impacted eligibility for merit increases. The District excepted to the proposed decision and the Union filed cross-exceptions. While exceptions were pending before the Board, the Union filed an unopposed request to withdraw the underlying unfair practice charge with prejudice after the parties resolved their dispute as part of successor contract negotiations.
Disposition: The Board found the withdrawal of the underlying unfair practice charge pursuant to the parties’ agreement to be consistent with the MMBA’s purpose of promoting harmonious labor relations, and granted the request.