January 4, 2013
RE: Posting public contracts on the PERC website
Dear Municipal Clerk:
We want to remind you, as custodian of records, that N.J.S.A. 34:13A-8.2 requires that “public employers shall file with the commission a copy of any contracts negotiated with public employee representatives following consummation of negotiations.” This requirement applies to all public sector employers.
Additionally, N.J.S.A. 34:13A-16.8(d)(2), effective January 1, 2011, requires all public employers to provide copies of completed contracts from all bargaining units within the employer’s jurisdiction, along with a summary of all costs and their impact associated with the negotiated agreement for all bargaining units, within 15 days of execution.
An electronic, signed and dated copy, complete with certification, along with a word processing version (Word, WordPerfect, etc) of all past and current contracts for each bargaining unit not listed on PERC’s website must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remind your municipal manager/administrator, your municipal attorney and your labor relations counsel of this requirement.
You can find more information on PERC’s website, http://www.state.nj.us/perc/
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.