language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 458-S.F.No. 2037 An act relating to public employment; requiring the commissioner of the bureau of mediation services to adopt a uniform baseline determination document and a uniform collective bargaining agreement settlement document and to prescribe procedures for the use of these documents; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 179A.04, subdivision 3. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 179A.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [OTHER DUTIES.] The commissioner shall: (a) provide mediation services as requested by the parties until the parties reach agreement. The commissioner may continue to assist parties after they have submitted their final positions for interest arbitration; (b) issue notices, subpoenas, and orders required by law to carry out duties under sections 179A.01 to 179A.25; (c) certify to the board items of dispute between parties subject to action of the board under section 179A.16; (d) assist the parties in formulating petitions, notices, and other papers required to be filed with the commissioner or the board; (e) certify the final results of any election or other voting procedure conducted under sections 179A.01 to 179A.25; (f) adopt rules relating to the administration of this chapter; and the conduct of hearings and elections; (g) receive, catalogue, and file all orders and decisions of the board, all decisions of arbitration panels authorized by sections 179A.01 to 179A.25, all grievance arbitration decisions, and the commissioner's orders and decisions. All orders and decisions catalogued and filed shall be readily available to the public; (h) adopt, subject to chapter 14, a grievance procedure to fulfill the purposes of section 179A.20, subdivision 4. The grievance procedure shall not provide for the services of the bureau of mediation services. The grievance procedure shall be available to any employee in a unit not covered by a contractual grievance procedure; (i) conduct elections; (j) maintain a schedule of state employee classifications or positions assigned to each unit established in section 179A.10, subdivision 2; (k) collect such fees as are established by rule for empanelment of persons on the labor arbitrator roster maintained by the commissioner or in conjunction with fair share fee challenges;
and(l) provide technical support and assistance to voluntary joint labor-management committees established for the purpose of improving relationships between exclusive representatives and employers, at the discretion of the commissioner .; and (m) adopt, subject to chapter 14, uniform baseline determination documents and uniform collective bargaining agreement settlement documents applicable to all negotiations between exclusive representatives of appropriate units of public employees and public employers other than townships and prescribe procedures and instructions for completion of the documents. A completed uniform collective bargaining agreement settlement document must be presented to the public employer at the time it ratifies a collective bargaining agreement and must be available afterward for inspection during normal business hours at the principal administrative offices of the public employer. Sec. 2. [INITIAL USE OF DOCUMENTS.] The uniform baseline determination documents and uniform collective bargaining agreement settlement documents prescribed by section 1, paragraph (m), must be used by public employers defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 124A.22, subdivision 2a, for negotiating collective bargaining agreements effective after June 30, 1993, and by all other public employers for negotiating collective bargaining agreements effective after December 31, 1993. Presented to the governor April 14, 1992 Signed by the governor April 17, 1992, 10:08 a.m.