PUBLIC EMPLOYERS UNDER OCB'S JURISDICTION
All municipal agencies – and their employees – are under the jurisdiction of OCB for purposes of the NYCCBL. A municipal agency is an administration, department, division, bureau, office, board, or commission, or other agency of the City the head of which has appointive powers and whose employees are paid in whole or in part from the City treasury. Mayoral agencies are part of the City's municipal agencies, and are all under the jurisdiction of the OCB. See NYCCBL §12-303 and 12-304.
The New York City Housing Authority, the Health and Hospitals Corporation,the Board of Elections, the Comptroller, the borough Presidents, the District Attorneys for each borough, and the Public Administrators for each borough are among those other public employers that are under the jurisdiction of the OCB. For a complete listing of the agencies under OCB's jurisdiction Click here. Pursuant to a 1998 amendment to the State Taylor Law, unions representing uniformed employees of the police and fire departments remain under OCB's jurisdiction for most purposes, but may elect to utilize the interest arbitration procedures of OCB's State counterpart, PERB, in the event they reach an impasse in negotiations.
Two major groups of public employees who work in New York City but are not employed by agencies under the jurisdiction of OCB are teachers employed by the Department of Education and transit workers employed by the NYC Transit Authority. Both of these groups fall under the jurisdiction of PERB.