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                         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.