The Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) is an impartial, quasi-judicial, independent agency that resolves labor-management disputes between agencies of the District government and labor organizations representing agency employees. The five-member Board was created pursuant to Section 501 of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act (CMPA), which became effective on January 1,1980.

The members are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the DC Council. The Executive Director is the principal administrative officer of the Board and performs such duties as designated or assigned, including the investigation of all petitions, requests, complaints and other matters referred or submitted to the Board.

Locals may use PERB to file unfair labor practices, petitions for representation, petitions for unit clarification, and many other legal remedies at PERB. The Board usually meets every second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled. Notices of the meetings and any changes in the schedule are posted in the Board's office.

Helpful Links


PERB Rules
Previous Decisions & Orders
How to File a Matter Before the Board
PERB Trainings & Presentations by NAGE

Contact PERB


1100 4th Street SW, Ste. 630
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202- 727-1822
Fax: 202-727-9116
Email: PERB@dc.gov
Hours: M-F 8:15AM - 5:00PM
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