Labor Relations and Contract Administration

Kate Nicholson


About Labor Relations / Training

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


Victor Dandridge
Assistant Manager



Jessie Keyes
Labor Relations Specialist


David Long

Labor Relations Specialist


Jim Miller
Labor Relations Specialist


Alicyn Carrel


Steve Baker

File Processor / Facilities Administrator 



Cassandra Richards,Training Coordinator

Shelley Straub, Training Facilitator 


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