State Personnel Director Official Communication 12-12

July 30, 2012
TO: ALL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES, HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICERS, AND RECOGNIZED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS

FROM: JANET M. McCLELLAND, ACTING STATE PERSONNEL DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: SECONDARY NEGOTIATIONS AND IMPASSE TIMETABLE

I have established the following timetable for secondary negotiations and impasse resolution:

1.  Friday, September 14, 2012 Deadline for parties to request impasse panel assistance if no voluntary agreement is reached.

2.  Friday, September 21, 2012 Deadline for parties to designate sole representative for service of impasse materials.

3.  Friday, October 12, 2012 Deadline for the parties to submit to the impasse panel documentation required in Rule 6-9.4(a)(2).

4.  Monday, October 29, 2012 to Friday, November 9, 2012 Period for impasse panel hearings.


5.  Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Deadline to submit impasse panel recommendations to the Civil Service Commission.

6.  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Date of meeting at which the Commission will review and act on any impasse panel recommendations.



To reduce administrative burdens for the parties, a new filing option will be offered to the parties this year. A party may continue under the previous system with multiple paper and electronic copies in clean and legislative formats. Alternatively, a party may elect to submit all proposals electronically in track-changes format in a Microsoft Word document. If electronic filing is selected physical copies will only be required for hearings exhibits. Please contact John Gnodtke at (517) 373-2611 with any questions on electronic filing. Additional guidance will be provided to the parties as the filing deadlines approach.