Montana Administrative Register Notice 24-26-46 No. 3   02/03/2017    
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In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.26.695 relating to labor-management relations and grievances







TO: All Concerned Persons


            1. On October 24, 1993, the Board of Personnel Appeals published MAR Notice No. 24-26-46 regarding a public hearing on the proposed amendment, adoption, and repeal of the above-stated rules at page 2339 of the 1993 Montana Administrative Register, Issue No. 19. On December 23, 1993, the board published the notice of amendment, adoption, and repeal at page 3026 of the 1993 Montana Administrative Register, Issue No. 24.


            2. This supplemental notice is being published to reintroduce an amendment to ARM 24.26.695(1) and the rule title that was unintentionally omitted from the replacement page in 1994. Incorrect rule text has remained in the Administrative Rules of Montana since that time. The rule as originally amended is as follows, stricken matter interlined, new matter underlined:


24.26.695 PETITION INTEREST MEDIATION (1) In the event of a labor dispute, a petition, in writing, requesting assistance of the board, may be filed with the board by an employee or group of employees, a labor organization, or public employer. When a dispute over the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement exists between the public employer and a labor organization after a reasonable period of negotiation or upon expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, either or both of the parties shall file a written petition with the board for interest mediation. The original of the petition shall be signed by the petitioner or his the authorized representative, and the original and 5 copies thereof shall be filed with the board. The petitioner shall serve a copy of the petition simultaneously upon any party named in the petition. The petition shall contain:

(a) the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner or authorized representative;

(b) the name, address, and telephone number of the public employer;

(c) a description of the unit involved;

(d) the name, address, and telephone number of the recognized or certified labor organization and authorized representative thereof;

(e) a description of the dispute in detail;

(f) a statement as to what assistance is requested; and

(g) a statement indicating if the request is unilateral or joint.

(2) through (6) remain the same.



AUTH: 39-31-104, MCA

IMP:     39-31-307, 39-31-308, MCA


            3. The corrected replacement page was submitted to the Secretary of State's office for publication with the December 31, 2016 replacement pages. The online version of the rule has been corrected.





/s/ Mark Cadwallader

Mark Cadwallader

Alternate Rule Reviewer

/s/ Anne L. MacIntrye

Anne L. MacIntyre

Presiding Officer

Board of Personnel Appeals


            Certified to the Secretary of State January 23, 2017

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