New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 19 - OTHER AGENCIES
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
Chapter 10 - DEFINITIONS, SERVICE, CONSTRUCTION
Subchapter 5 - DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION
Section 19:10-5.1 - Description of organization

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 19:10-5.1

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 6, March 18, 2024

(a) The Division of Public Employment Relations is the administrative agency established to implement and administer the provisions of the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act (N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq.) concerning employer-employee relations in public employment (N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.1). The New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission is the body established within the division which has been granted the powers and duties by the act (N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.2). The commission is to consist of seven members to be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of such members, two shall be representatives of public employers, two shall be representatives of public employee organizations and three shall be representatives of the public. One of the public members is appointed as the full-time Chair and is the chief executive officer of the commission and the division (N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.2).

(b) The staff of the Commission consists of the personnel of the Division of the Public Employment Relations, all of whom have been designated officers of the Commission (N.J.A.C. 19:10-1.1). The division is divided into four general sections--arbitration, conciliation, representation and unfair practices, which correspond to the three main areas of responsibility delegated to the Commission by the Act. (See N.J.S.A. 34:13A-6(b); N.J.S.A. 34:13A-6(d); and N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.4(c), respectively.) The Commission has designated a staff member to be the director of each section and has delegated to that officer the powers conferred on the Commission in connection with the duties delegated in the appropriate chapters of these rules. See N.J.A.C. 19:10-1.1 for the definition of Director or Arbitration; Director of Conciliation; Director of Representation; and Director of Unfair Practices. Any additional areas of statutory responsibility are administered under the direct supervision of the Chair.

(c) The staff of the commission also includes a full-time general counsel and one or more deputies who render legal advice with respect to commission matters, and represent the commission in judicial proceedings pursuant to special counsel appointments under N.J.S.A. 52:17A-13. Additionally, the Commission Chair is assisted in the performance of his or her duties, particularly in the area of scope of negotiations proceedings, by an individual designated by the commission as the special assistant to the Chair.

(d) The division, including the Commission, is located in Trenton and the public may obtain information with regard to the functions and proceedings of the Commission at the offices of the Commission, on the Commission's Web site www.state.nj.us/perc or by writing to the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, PO Box 429, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0429.

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