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State Board of Mediation

About State Board of Mediation

The State Board of Mediation is the state agency charged with the responsibility for determining appropriate bargaining units of public employees that request the establishment of such units and for conducting elections to determine the exclusive bargaining representative for those units. Public bodies or their designated representatives meet and discuss proposals concerning employment conditions with the labor or employee organization the public employees have chosen as the exclusive bargaining representative. 

About the Chair

Michael Pritchett, Acting Chair of the State Board of MediationMichael Pritchett was appointed to serve as acting chairman of the State Board of Mediation in 2012. Pritchett obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and political science, a master's degree in economics, and a law degree from the University of Missouri. Following graduation from law school, Pritchett served two years as a law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Billings and then, after working for a year at a Jefferson City law firm, joined the Missouri Attorney General's Office (AGO) as an assistant attorney general. Serving primarily in the AGO's litigation division for nearly 20 years, Pritchett served successively as a trial lawyer, trial team leader, deputy chief counsel of the division, and acting chief counsel of the division. Pritchett became General Counsel of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in 2009, and continues in that role while serving as acting chairman of the Board.


State Board of Mediation
3315 W. Truman Blvd., Rm 211
P.O. Box 2071
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2071
Phone: 573-751-3614
Fax: 573-751-0083