The Delaware Public Employment Relations Board is a quasi-judicial agency whose mission is to promote harmonious and cooperative relationships between public employers and their represented employees by enforcing the State's collective bargaining laws. PERB is charged with resolving disputes by:
- Defining appropriate bargaining units and conducting elections in which public employees may choose whether and which employee organization they want to represent them in collective bargaining.
- Investigating and deciding unfair labor practice charges.
- Providing mediation, fact-finding and interest arbitration to assist public employers and employee representatives in resolving labor disputes and negotiations.
- Providing advisory opinions through the issuance of declaratory statements to resolve scope of bargaining and potential unfair labor practice questions.