"Bureau" means the Bureau of Mediation Services.
"Days" means calendar days.
"Employee" means any public employee who is employed in a position that is part of an appropriate unit for which an exclusive representative has been certified under Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.12.
"Grievance" means a dispute or disagreement regarding the application or interpretation of any term of a contract required under Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.20, subdivision 1. If no contract exists between the exclusive representative and the employer, "grievance" means a dispute or disagreement regarding the existence of just cause in the discipline of any employee or the termination of nonprobationary employees.
"Nonprobationary" means an employee who has completed an initial probationary period required as a part of the public employer's employment process.
"Party" means either the exclusive representative and its authorized agent or the employer and its authorized representative.
"Service" means personal delivery or service by the United States Postal Service, postage prepaid and addressed to the individual or organization at its last known mailing address. Service under parts 5510.5110 to 5510.5190 is effective upon deposit with the United States Postal Service, as evidenced by a postmark or dated receipt, or upon personal delivery.
MS s 179A.04
11 SR 2077
June 11, 2008