The Governor appoints up to five members to the Board to five-year terms. The term of one member expires at the end of each calendar year. The Board has responsibility for administering the statutes under its jurisdiction. Also, the Board itself acts as an appellate body to hear challenges to proposed decisions from administrative law judges. Parties can appeal decisions of the Board itself, under certain circumstances, to the state appellate courts.
The Board can:
hold elections to find out if employees want to have union representation in labor relations;
prevent and remedy unfair labor practices while protecting the rights and responsibilities of employers, employees and employee organizations;
bring an action in court to enforce PERB’s decisions and rulings;
and take other actions to fulfill the purposes of the Acts.