Decision A054S – State Employer-Employee Relations Act - California State Employees Association

S-R-23-33-S

Decision Date: January 18, 1979

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 3
Perc Index: 10023

Decision Headnotes

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

Appeal by union of general counsel determination to employ use of 17 sub-hearings for taking evidence on consolidated petitions for representation units in state service dismissed; Board will not consider whether system developed by general counsel for taking evidence is best one under the circumstances; Board will not interfere with general counsel's management of cases which does not violate due process or Board regulation; pp. 3-4. System developed by general counsel for taking evidence in consolidated petitions for representation units in state service meets Board's requirements of due process and compliance with Board regulations where: each party has right to examine witnesses and produce evidence, present open and closing arguments and present its case-in-chief before the conclusion of the consolidated hearing; inconvenience to parties arising from structure of hearings not case-in-chief before the conclusion of the consolidated hearing; inconvenience to parties arising from structure of hearings not regulations; pp. 4-6.