Labor Relations and Contract Administration

The Labor Relations and Training Administration section represents management at all mediations and arbitrations and offers consulting services and training to exempt-level agency human resources and labor relations personnel.  Specifically, these consulting services and training courses provide labor relations guidance on contract interpretation and administration, investigations and discipline, and the grievance process.

This section coordinates all mediations and arbitrations with agencies as well as the unions, which includes working with the unions to select mediators and arbitrators for state panels.  Additionally, OCB offers both statewide and agency specific training for exempt personnel. Statewide training is offered through OCB Academy, and includes a certificate program upon completion of sixteen courses areas relevant to public sector collective bargaining. All agency specific training sessions may be customized to fit agency needs by request.   Completion of this program is recognized as twelve months experience in the Labor Relations Officer 3 classification. 
Labor Relations / Training Staff

Kate Nicholson
Labor Relations and Training Administrator

Victor Dandridge
Assistant Administrator

Jessie Keyes
Labor Relations Specialist

Alicyn Carrel

Steve Baker
Administrative Professional

Cassandra Richards
Training Coordinator

If you need to know the LRS Assigned to your agency, you can determine this with the Labor Relations Assignment sheet.