NYC Office of Collective Bargaining
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First Name: Initial: Last Name: Suffix: Arbitrator Since:
Robert Hite 2004
Arbitration/Mediation Experience
Hearing Officer on discipline and discharge cases.
Advocate from 1981 to 2006 on behalf of public sector labor unions, employees, and management regarding
disciplinary and contract arbitration and contract negotiations and mediation involving State and Municipal
bargaining units.
Panels/Permanent Arbitrator
Panels of Arbitrators: NYC Office of Collective Bargaining; NYS Employment Relations Board; Towns of
East Greenbush and Rotterdam; Greater Amsterdam School District and Pawling Central School District.
Hearing Officer Panels: NYS Civil Service Law, Sections 72, 73 and 75; and Education Law, Section 3214.
Discipline and discharge; medical/physical ability to return to work; scope of negotiations; contracting out;
past practices; management/confidential determinations; duty of fair representation; student discipline;
administrative res judicata; contract repudiation; bargaining unit composition and others
Work History
May, 2007 – Present: Member, New York State Public Employment Relations Board
2001-2007: Principal, Hite, O’Donnell & Beaumont, P.C.
1995-2001: General Counsel, AFSCME District Council 82
1981-1995: Principal/Associate Attorney, Rowley, Forrest, O’Donnell & Hite, P.C.
JD, Albany Law School of Union University, 1980
BA, Colgate University, 1977
Professional Affiliations