COVID-19 State Mediation and Conciliation Service Update

Due to the exposure risks of the COVID-19 virus, the State Mediation and Conciliation Service has suspended all on-site mediation work through the end of March 2020. Work scheduled during this time is being rescheduled for later dates. Certain types of assignments that may be conducive to resolution through teleconferencing or videoconferencing may still be offered.

Due to the uncertain and far-ranging impacts of this emergency, it is possible that the resumption of on-site work beyond March 31, 2020 could change. This is a dynamic situation. For information about the postponements or scheduling of new work, please contact SMCS by email at:, or by telephone and (916) 322-7638.