• The State Board of Mediation’s position, based on Missouri Supreme Court opinions and the language of state statutes, is that proceedings before the Board constitute the practice of law.  Consequently, going forward, all new petitions and other motions must be filed by an attorney licensed in the State of Missouri or appearing pro hac vice.  Individuals representing themselves before the Board are not required to have an attorney.

Memo to Parties

What is the State Board of Mediation?

The State Board of Mediation is a quasi-judicial board that administers the Public Sector Labor Law (RSMo. Chapter 105.500 - 105.530), which covers most public sector employees who seek union representation.

The board defines an appropriate bargaining unit of employees based on whether or not they share a community of interest and, if certified, determines majority representation status by conducting a secret ballot election. Jurisdiction includes all counties, cities, school districts, special districts, and departments of state government, with a few exceptions.


State Board of Mediation
421 East Dunklin
P.O. Box 2071
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2071
Phone: 573-751-3614
Fax: 573-751-0083


Forms & Resources

*It is unnecessary to file Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) form F-7 with the State of Missouri


About the Chair

Todd Smith - State Board of Mediation, Chair