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Alternative Fee Options Exist for the Public Employees Relations Commission, Report No. 02-66, December 2002
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Total revenue for the Public Employees Relations Commission consists of $3.4 million with all but $53,648 provided by state general revenue. Although funding PERC with general revenue is a reasonable use of these funds, the Legislature may wish to consider options for using assessments or fees from entities creating PERC caseload.
  • Local government employer fees could generate $1.7 million annually and recover PERC costs of providing this service, but would be difficult to administer.
  • State government employer fees could generate $1.6 million annually, of which half would be from trust funds.
  • Petitioner filing fees could help encourage settlement and discourage frivolous petitions, and would provide an estimated $84,000 annually.
  • Increased union registration fees could help recover an estimated $35,000 of PERC annual costs to register unions.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Employees Relations Commission

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-70 Special Examination: Division of Administrative Hearings Method of Assessing Fees Needs Significant Revision, published in December 2002.

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