DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced today that he has appointed Mary Gannon to the Public Employment Relations Board.
Gannon’s term on the Public Employment Relations Board begins Monday, January 4, 2016 and ends April 30, 2016. Gannon, who resides in Des Moines, will be eligible for a full four-year appointment in April at the conclusion of her partial appointment announced today.
The Public Employment Relations Board is a three member body and is responsible to administer the collective bargaining statute by determining appropriate bargaining units and conducting elections; adjudicate prohibited practice complaints fashioning appropriate remedial relief for violations of Chapter 20; adjudicate and serve as arbitrators regarding state merit system grievances; provide mediators, fact finders and arbitrators to resolve impasses in negotiations; and collect and disseminate information concerning wages, hours and other conditions of employment of public employees.
Gannon’s appointment is subject to Iowa Senate confirmation.