Decision 2889Ha – Regents of the University of California (Irvine)


Decision Date: April 24, 2024

Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)

Description:  Charging Parties, five UC Irvine (UCI) employees, asked the Board to reverse the non-precedential designation of Regents of the University of California (Irvine) (2024) PERB Decision No. 2889-H (Regents). In Regents, the Board reversed a decision of PERB’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) dismissing Charging Parties’ unfair practice charge. The charge alleged that UCI refused to allow Charging Parties to present grievances through a representative of their own choosing and to have their employer process such grievances at all stages prior to arbitration. Treating the charge allegations as true at the initial pleading stage, the Board found they stated a prima facie case that UCI violated HEERA by failing and/or refusing to process Charging Parties’ grievances. The Board designated the decision as non-precedential after reviewing the criteria in PERB Regulation 32320, subdivision (d).

Disposition:  In a non-precedential decision, the Board reaffirmed that the criteria in PERB Regulation 32320, subdivision (d) do not warrant designating Regents as precedential. The Board accordingly denied Charging Parties’ request to reverse the non-precedential designation.

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