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Chapter 391-65 WAC

Last Update: 2/19/15

GRIEVANCE ARBITRATION RULES

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF391-65-001Scope—Contents—Other rules.
HTMLPDF391-65-002Sequence and numbering of rules—Special provisions.
HTMLPDF391-65-010Grievance arbitration—Who may submit.
HTMLPDF391-65-030Grievance arbitration—Request for grievance arbitration—Service.
HTMLPDF391-65-050Grievance arbitration—Contents of request.
HTMLPDF391-65-070Grievance arbitration—Appointment of staff arbitrator.
HTMLPDF391-65-075Special provision—Marine employees.
HTMLPDF391-65-090Grievance arbitration—Designation of panel of arbitrators.
HTMLPDF391-65-110Grievance arbitration—Conduct of proceedings.
HTMLPDF391-65-130Grievance arbitration—Award.
HTMLPDF391-65-150Grievance arbitration—Expenses.
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391-65-072Special provision—Educational employees. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-072, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 15-06-003, filed 2/19/15, effective 3/22/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 28B.52.080.
391-65-073Special provision—Academic employees. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-073, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 15-06-003, filed 2/19/15, effective 3/22/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 28B.52.080.
391-65-074Special provisions—Marine employees. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-074, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 88-12-057 (Order 88-09), filed 5/31/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.58.050, 41.56.090 and 41.59.110.
391-65-094Special provision—Marine employees. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-094, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 88-12-057 (Order 88-09), filed 5/31/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.58.050, 41.56.090 and 41.59.110.
391-65-500Marine employees—Grievance arbitration. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-500, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-510Marine employees—Intervention and consolidation of proceedings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-510, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-515Marine employees—Conduct of grievance arbitration proceedings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-515, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-525Marine employees—Hearing. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-525, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-530Marine employees—Order of proceedings and evidence. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-530, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-535Marine employees—Arbitration in the absence of a party. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-535, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-540Marine employees—Closing of hearing. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-540, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-545Marine employees—Examiner decision. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-545, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-550Marine employees—Petition for review of examiner decision. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-550, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-555Marine employees—Commission action. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-555, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.
391-65-560Marine employees—Grievance arbitration remedies. [Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-560, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080.


PDF391-65-001

Scope—Contents—Other rules.

This chapter governs proceedings before the public employment relations commission relating to arbitration of grievance disputes arising out of the interpretation or application of a collective bargaining agreement under all chapters of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) administered by the commission. The provisions of this chapter should be read in conjunction with the provisions of:
(1) Chapter 391-08 WAC, which contains rules of practice and procedure applicable to all types of proceedings before the public employment relations commission, and which also replaces some provisions of chapter 10-08 WAC.
(2) Chapter 391-25 WAC, which regulates representation proceedings.
(3) Chapter 391-35 WAC, which regulates unit clarification proceedings and contains some well-established unit determination standards in a subchapter of rules beginning at WAC 391-35-300.
(4) Chapter 391-45 WAC, which regulates unfair labor practice proceedings.
(5) Chapter 391-55 WAC, which regulates the resolution of impasses in collective bargaining.
(6) Chapter 391-95 WAC, which regulates union security nonassociation proceedings.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060. WSR 03-03-064, § 391-65-001, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050. WSR 01-14-009, § 391-65-001, filed 6/22/01, effective 8/1/01; WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-001, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-001, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-002

Sequence and numbering of rules—Special provisions.

This chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is designed to regulate proceedings under a number of different chapters of the Revised Code of Washington. General rules are set forth in sections with numbers divisible by ten. Where a deviation from the general rule is required for conformity with a particular statute, that special provision is set forth in a separate rule numbered as follows:
(1) Special provisions relating to chapter 41.56 RCW (Public Employees' Collective Bargaining Act) and to chapter 53.18 RCW (port employees) are set forth in WAC sections numbered one digit greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
(2) Special provisions relating to chapter 41.59 RCW (Educational Employment Relations Act) are set forth in WAC sections numbered two digits greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
(3) Special provisions relating to chapter 28B.52 RCW (Collective Bargaining—Academic Personnel in Community Colleges) are set forth in WAC sections numbered three digits greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
(4) Special provisions relating to chapter 47.64 RCW (Marine employees—Public employment relations) are set forth in WAC sections numbered four digits greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
(5) Special provisions relating to chapter 41.80 RCW (Personnel System Reform Act) are set forth in WAC sections numbered six digits greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
(6) Special provisions relating to chapter 41.76 RCW (faculty at public four-year institutions of higher education) are set forth in WAC sections numbered seven digits greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
(7) Special provisions relating to chapter 49.39 RCW (symphony musicians) and chapter 49.08 RCW (private sector and other employees) are set forth in WAC sections numbered nine digits greater than the general rule on that subject matter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.58.065, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.130, and 49.39.060. WSR 12-05-066, § 391-65-002, filed 2/15/12, effective 3/17/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.130, and 49.39.060. WSR 10-20-172, § 391-65-002, filed 10/6/10, effective 11/6/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060. WSR 03-03-064, § 391-65-002, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 41.58.050. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-002, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080. WSR 83-24-036 (Order 83-06), § 391-65-002, filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-002, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-010

Grievance arbitration—Who may submit.

Where there is an agreement to arbitrate, a request for appointment of an arbitrator to hear and determine issues arising out of the interpretation or application of a collective bargaining agreement may be submitted by the employer, the exclusive representative or their agents or by the parties jointly.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-010, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-010, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-030

Grievance arbitration—Request for grievance arbitration—Service.

A request for appointment of a grievance arbitrator may be made in writing or by electronic telefacsimile transmission. The request shall be on a form furnished by the commission or prepared by the party or parties submitting the request in conformance with WAC 391-65-050. The original request shall be submitted to the commission's Olympia office, as required by WAC 391-08-120(2). If the request is not submitted jointly the party submitting the request shall serve a copy, as required by WAC 391-08-120 (3) and (4), on the other party to the collective bargaining agreement under which the dispute arises.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-030, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 34.50.413 and 41.56.125. WSR 96-07-105, § 391-65-030, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-030, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-050

Grievance arbitration—Contents of request.

Each request for appointment of a grievance arbitrator shall contain:
(1) Information identifying the parties to the dispute, including:
(a) The name, address and telephone number of the employer and the name, address and telephone number of its principal representative;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the employee organization and the name, address and telephone number of its principal representative;
(c) The employer's principal business;
(d) A copy of the current or most recent applicable collective bargaining agreement;
(e) A description of the bargaining unit involved, specifying inclusions and exclusions;
(f) The number of employees in the bargaining unit;
(g) The agreement of the party or parties making the request to accept the decision of the arbitrator as final and binding; and
(h) The agreement of the party or parties making the request that there shall be no strike or lockout on the matters submitted to arbitration.
(2) Identification of the grievance to be resolved in arbitration.
(3) Designation of the request as:
(a) A request for appointment of a member of the agency staff as arbitrator; or
(b) A request for the submission of a list containing a specified number of names from the dispute resolution panel created by WAC 391-55-110.
(4) The name(s), signature(s) and, if any, title(s) of the representative(s) of the requesting party (parties), and the date(s) of the signature(s).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-050, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 34.05.413 and 41.56.125. WSR 96-07-105, § 391-65-050, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.58.050, 41.56.090 and 41.59.110. WSR 88-12-057 (Order 88-09), § 391-65-050, filed 5/31/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-050, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-070

Grievance arbitration—Appointment of staff arbitrator.

Upon concurrence of the parties or upon the submission of a joint request, a member of the agency staff shall be assigned as grievance arbitrator. The parties shall not be permitted to select a grievance arbitrator from a list of agency staff members, or to exercise a right of rejection on appointments made under this section; but may jointly express a preference for appointment of one or more staff members as their arbitrator, and their request shall be considered in making the assignment. Upon the submission of a request by one party for the appointment of a member of the agency staff as grievance arbitrator, the agency shall determine whether the other party to the collective bargaining agreement concurs in the appointment of a staff arbitrator. In the absence of concurrence, the agency shall notify the requesting party of the lack of concurrence and shall close the case if concurrence is not provided within a reasonable time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 00-14-048, § 391-65-070, filed 6/30/00, effective 8/1/00; WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-070, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-070, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-075

Special provision—Marine employees.

Grievance arbitration cases filed under chapter 47.64 RCW shall be mediated by agency staff under chapter 391-55 WAC. Absent settlement, the grievance arbitration proceeding may be conducted by the marine employees' commission in a manner consistent with this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.58.050 and 41.58.065. WSR 12-05-066, § 391-65-075, filed 2/15/12, effective 3/17/12.]



PDF391-65-090

Grievance arbitration—Designation of panel of arbitrators.

Upon the request of a party, the agency shall furnish a list of members of the dispute resolution panel. Names shall be referred and an arbitrator shall be selected under WAC 391-55-120.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-090, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-090, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-110

Grievance arbitration—Conduct of proceedings.

The arbitrator assigned or selected shall conduct the arbitration proceedings in the manner provided in the collective bargaining agreement under which the dispute arises, subject to the following:
(1) Arbitration cases handled by members of the agency staff shall be kept in the public files of the agency.
(2) Except as provided in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, all arbitrators shall maintain compliance with the "Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators of Labor-Management Disputes" as last amended with approval of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
(3) Rulings, actions, and decisions issued by staff arbitrators under this chapter shall not be subject to appeal to the commission or the marine employees' commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.58.065, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.130, and 49.39.060. WSR 12-05-066, § 391-65-110, filed 2/15/12, effective 3/17/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.080. WSR 08-04-059, § 391-65-110, filed 1/31/08, effective 4/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 41.06.340, 41.76.060 and 41.56.125. WSR 03-03-064, § 391-65-110, filed 1/14/03, effective 2/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-110, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99; WSR 96-07-105, § 391-65-110, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-110, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-130

Grievance arbitration—Award.

Any arbitrator assigned or selected under this chapter for a dispute involving public employees shall, after sending the arbitration award to the parties, submit a copy to the executive director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-130, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99; WSR 96-07-105, § 391-65-130, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-130, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]



PDF391-65-150

Grievance arbitration—Expenses.

Each party shall pay the expenses of presenting its own case and the expenses and fees of its member, if any, of an arbitration panel. The expenses of witnesses shall be paid by the party producing them. The commission shall pay the salary and expenses of a staff member assigned under WAC 391-65-070, but the commission shall not pay any costs for recording and/or transcription of proceedings, or any other expenses of the proceedings. The parties shall pay the fees and expenses of a dispute resolution panel member selected under WAC 391-65-090, as provided in WAC 391-55-120.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 41.80.080. WSR 08-04-059, § 391-65-150, filed 1/31/08, effective 4/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050 and 41.56.125. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-65-150, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-050 (Order 80-9), § 391-65-150, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]