Labor relations services
You are a vital employer in your community - and we're here to help!
It is our goal to assist districts and community colleges with development and improvement of systems and processes that better relationships with employees. We offer a variety of services to address your specific needs through workshops, regional meetings, bargaining support, contract analysis, classification studies, HR related guidance and analyses as well as arbitration representation.
We’re here to provide support and guidance through a variety of employee and labor relations issues. Our focus is on best practices, but with the needs of your organization in mind. Need help drafting a grievance response, plan of assistance or disciplinary document? How about a union’s request for information, arbitration support, FMLA/OFLA and ADA questions? We can help!
We’ll take a close look at your collective bargaining agreements, provision by provision, and identify inconsistencies, vague or ambiguous language and language that potentially limits management’s rights. In our analysis, we consider changes in law and/or requirements that affect the provisions of the CBA and provide suggested contract language changes to help you develop your initial proposals.
We offer various levels of bargaining support, including reviewing and assisting in the drafting of proposals and counter proposals, to support and guidance throughout the process, to serving as your organization’s chief spokesperson at the bargaining table.
Sometimes you just need an extra pair of hands. Developing and drafting employee work plans, conducting employee investigations, reviewing and/or developing job descriptions and reviewing and/or developing employee handbooks are just some of the services we offer.
School Personnel Online Tools (SPOT)
The biggest gold mine of current, comprehensive, searchable human resource data on Oregon school labor contracts.
Salary and Benefits Analyzer (SaBa)
In five easy steps you can generate comparative salary and benefit information for Oregon school district and ESD licensed or classified staff. Updated throughout the year.
Information to assist you in developing or improving systems to achieve better relationships with employees.
Listing of OSBA staff with contact information, photos and biographies.
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- What ethical and conflict of interest obligations do Board members have when they know and/or are related to someone who works for the district?
- We are filling a vacant board position. One of the applicants is related to a current board member. Can the current board member participate in the interviews, discussion and vote?
- Glossary of collective bargaining terms