Notice: When there is an unexpired collective negotiations agreement in place, representation petitions for certification or decertification of a majority representative are normally untimely unless filed with an original showing of interest (not copies) during the appropriate open period. See the 2018-2019 Open Period Memorandum for the specific time period to file depending on the type of public employer involved.

Notice: PERC is proposing new and amended rules to implement the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act. See notice.

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The Public Employment Relations Commission deals with certain labor relations issues involving public employers, public employees, and unions that represent public employees. Such issues include representation matters, the scope of negotiations, unfair practices, mediation, fact-finding and arbitration. More detailed information is available throughout this website, including the Reference page, which has an explanatory brochure, frequently asked questions, the law and rules that govern PERC, as well as agency forms and a list of some other federal and State agencies with jurisdiction over other workplace issues.

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Covered Employers:

PERC has jurisdiction over the following types of public employers:

  • The State of New Jersey
  • counties
  • municipalities
  • local public school districts and charter schools
  • public colleges and universities
  • autonomous agencies, authorities, boards and commissions, including New Jersey Transit bus and light rail operations

PERC does not have jurisdiction over the following public employers. You may wish to contact them for further information:

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Commissioners and Staff

The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of such members, two represent public employers, two represent public employee organizations, and three represent the public including the appointee designated as the Chair.

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Contacting NJ PERC:

Address, telephone, e-mail and fax information is listed here. Detailed directions to our offices are also included.

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See the Notices page for:

  • What’s New
  • Meeting Notices
  • Important dates and time periods
  • Rule Proposals
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Part of what can be found on the Reference page includes:

  • Agency Brochure
  • PERC Forms
  • Annual Reports
  • PERC Statute (N.J.S.A.)
  • PERC Rules (N.J.A.C.)
  • Synopses of Recent Commission Decisions.
  • PERC and other Agency Decisions
  • Interest Arbitration Awards
  • Public Sector Contracts
  • Links to Other Agencies



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