The State Mediation & Conciliation Service was established to improve
employer-union relations in California. Skilled, impartial SMCS staff mediate
labor disputes between employers and employee organizations free of charge. In addition, SMCS provides arbitration, election, and training / facilitation services on a cost reimbursement basis.
Effective July 1, 2012—The State Mediation and Conciliation Service is a division of
the Public Employment Relations Board
On Thursday, June 28, 2012, a PERB Advisory Committee meeting was held at the headquarters office in Sacramento, located at 1031 18th Street, Sacramento, California. Among the scheduled agenda items were the transfer of the State Mediation and Conciliation Service from the Department of Industrial Relations to PERB. The following questions were considered.
The details of the transfer will be worked out over the next six months to a year. This is an opportunity to take a look at both PERB and SMCS and see how we can better serve our constituents in the labor management community. We welcome your input on these questions. You can email your responses to the SMCS mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.