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STATE OF INDIANA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
INDIANAPOLIS

EXECUTIVE ORDER: 13-07

FOR: RESCINDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 11-07


TO WHOM ALL THESE PRESENTS MAY COME, GREETINGS.

WHEREAS, the intent of this Order is to reinstate the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board's obligation to report directly to the Governor, which existed from the formation of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board until Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. issued Executive Order 11-07;

WHEREAS, the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board oversees the collective bargaining of certificated public school employees;

WHEREAS, the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board consists of three members appointed by the Governor to serve at the Governor's pleasure;

WHEREAS, in 2011, the Indiana General Assembly enacted sweeping legislative changes to the school employee collective bargaining process;

WHEREAS, in furtherance of the efficient and cost-effective implementation of said legislation, Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. issued Executive Order 11-07, ordering the three appointed Indiana Education Employment Relations Board members to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and to share personnel and administrative resources with the Indiana Department of Education;

WHEREAS, the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board has successfully implemented the legislation through two complete cycles of collective bargaining and no longer requires the assistance of Indiana Department of Education personnel;

WHEREAS, the Indiana Department of Education oversees public school corporations, which are one of the parties to the collective bargaining process administered by the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board;

WHEREAS, the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board is a neutral agency that must be free to develop policies and opinions separate and distinct from those of the Indiana Department of Education; and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board has requested to report directly to the Governor for these reasons.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael R. Pence, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby order that:

1. Executive Order 11-07 is rescinded and shall have no effect.

2. The three members of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board shall report directly to the Governor or his designee in accordance with Ind. Code § 20-29-3-2.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Michael R. Pence, have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Indiana on this 14th day of January 2013.

Michael R. Pence
Governor of Indiana

SEAL
ATTEST: Connie Lawson
Secretary of State

Posted: 02/06/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20130206-IR-GOV130035EOA
Composed: Dec 19,2014 7:54:57PM EST
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