Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

The Department of Administration's State Office of Labor Relations provides labor relations services on behalf of all executive branch agencies except the Montana University System and the Montana State Fund.

As the Governor's designated representatives in collective bargaining, we:

  • negotiate the biennial pay package for state employees;

  • negotiate collective bargaining agreements for each of the state's bargaining units;

  • assist agencies administering those agreements; and

  • represent state government in administrative hearings and labor arbitrations.

We seek to effectively represent the goals and interests of the administration while promoting cooperative labor-management relationships throughout Montana state government.