Mark Torgerson, Hearing Examiner/Administrator - Email

Administers the Public Employment Relations Act (AS 23.40.070 – 23.40.260) and the labor provisions of the Alaska Railroad Corporation Act (AS 42.40.705 – 42.40.890) pertaining to collective bargaining for public employers, including the state, municipalities, boroughs, university, school districts and their employees in Alaska. 

The agency conducts elections to certify or decertify employee representatives; hears unfair labor practice charges brought by employers, unions, or individuals; determines appropriate bargaining units; and enforces collective bargaining agreements (8 AAC 97.010 – 8 AAC 97.990).