How to Request Mediation

To initiate mediation, one or both parties should contact SMCS using one of the following methods:

Email: SMCSinfo@perb.ca.gov
Phone Number: (916) 322-7638
Fax: (916) 327-7955

In the correspondence, please include the following:

  • Employer
    • Name for Employer’s representative
    • Contact information, phone number and email
  • Employee/Employee Organization
    • Name for Employee/Employee Organization’s representative
    • Contact information, phone number and email
  • Type of mediation needed (grievance, impasse, etc.)

A mediator will be assigned and will contact the parties to schedule dales. As an alternative, the parties may mutually agree to request the services of a particular mediator, and may contact that person directly.