Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations
The Commission of Industrial Relations (CIR) is a state agency designed to resolve public sector labor controversies with jurisdiction over state and local government employees including public utilities. Jurisdiction was originally over only public utilities but was expanded to include all public employees in 1969. The State Constitution authorized the creation of such an agency, and state legislation in 1947 created the CIR. Originally known as the Court of Industrial Relations, the name was changed to Commission with legislation passed in 1979.
As of October 1, 2011, the Commission has adopted new Rules, pursuant to the adoption of LB 397. A copy of these Rules has been e-mailed to attorneys who practice before the Commission and to subscribers to the CIR Reporter. If you did not receive a copy of the new Rules, please let us know by calling (402) 471-2934 or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you receive a copy. The new Rules are also included in this web page in a searchable format.
Site updated March 4, 2014.