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District Services
Employer/Employee Relations (EER)

Employer/Employee Relations

Rafael A. Olazagasti lll

Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations/General Counsel
BOCES Educational Services Center
P.O. Box 231
40 W. Main Street
Canton, NY   13617
(315) 386-4504

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Included in the Employer/Employee Relations services are the following:
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements including assistance in developing proposals;
  • Representation and research for mediation and fact-finding;
  • Contract interpretation and management assistance;
  • Grievance processing including drafting of responses, witness preparation and advocacy at arbitration, and composition of necessary briefs;
  • Representation before PERB at improper practice hearings and in unit clarification matters;
  • Investigation, reporting and disciplinary recommendations in instances of alleged employee misconduct;
  • Case preparation and representation in Civil Service Section 75 disciplinary hearings;
  • Assistance with questions of tenure, seniority, staff reduction and recall, discipline, and dismissal;
  • Workshops and consultations regarding employee legislation and human resources procedures;
  • Access to standardized procedures, guidelines, and forms for processing personnel office functions;
  • Electronic training for staff in areas of health, safety, and organizational culture;
  • Labor posters for all federal and state mandated employee notifications;
  • Compilation and archival of each district's collective bargaining agreements, arbitration awards, fact-finding reports, and litigation determinations;
  • Digital fingerprinting of new employees;
  • Complete library of NYS statutes and case law, Commissioner's Decisions, Codes, Rules & Regulations, and PERB decisions;
  • Unemployment insurance cost control through National Employers Council.

40 West Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 - Phone: 315-386-4504 - Fax: 315-386-3395
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