Our website contains various resources to aid in researching and filing matters before the OCB.
Searching OCB Decisions
Under the " Research" tab, the "Search Our Cases" tab allows searches of Board of Collective Bargaining ("BCB") and Board of Certification ("BOC") decisions, NYS court decisions on appeals of BCB and BOC decisions, and impasse decisions.
BCB and BOC decisions are also available on-line at:
A link to the most recent BCB and BOC decisions can be found under the " Recent Decisions" tabs, located under both the "Attorneys" and "City Employees" tabs;
Citation Conversion Charts Tab
On January 1, 2008, OCB changed its citation format from one that referred to only the decision number and year (e.g., "Decision No. B-2-2007") to one that indicates a volume number, decision number, year, and the issuing board (e.g., "79 OCB 2 (BCB 2007)"). The citation conversion charts provide a simple means of converting pre-2008 citations to the current format.
Note that decisions issued after January 1, 2008 will cite to pre-2008 decisions using the current citation format. Therefore, when searching for references to a pre-2008 decision, be sure to search using both citation formats.
Searching Appealed OCB Decisions
A table of BCB and BOC decisions that have been appealed to the State courts can be found under the "Appealed Cases and Subsequent History," tab, located under the "Research" tab. The tables indicate whether the decision is currently on appeal or if a decision has been issued by the courts. If a decision was issued, the table lists the court case citation(s).
Other helpful resources available on the OCB website include:
The following links can be found under both the " Attorneys" and "City Employees" tab:
answers some procedural questions about the process.