In October, PERB issued two notices of proposed rulemaking. One set of regulations related specifically to the transfer of the State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS) to PERB while the other set of regulations made various miscellaneous changes.
On December 13, 2012, PERB held a public hearing on the proposed changes. My understanding is that PERB voted to move forward with the proposed rulemaking package. So now PERB must submit a “Final Statement of Reasons” for the regulatory changes to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The OAL then has 30 days to review the proposed regulations. I don’t foresee any problem with the OAL process. So look for the proposed regulations to become effective sometime early next year.