8380 Department of Personnel Administration
Program Descriptions


The Labor Relations Division (Division) represents the Governor through the collective bargaining process and presents the state's management position in negotiations with the exclusive representatives (typically unions) of the 21 bargaining units. Collective bargaining issues include wages, hours, and working conditions for represented employees. The Division is responsible for setting the pay and benefits of employees excluded from the collective bargaining process including supervisors, managers, executives and confidential employees. (Confidential employees are generally those whose work assignments expose them to information that is sensitive or confidential in nature.) The Division provides cost estimates for collective bargaining proposals regarding changes to compensation, benefits, and working conditions. The Division is responsible for determining appropriate compensation levels for the state's employees through a salary survey program.