Date(s) - 12/21/21
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

SERB Negotiations during the Pandemic

Virtual Meeting


SERB Negotiations During the Pandemic.
This presentation will focus on operating methods by which SERB personnel accomplished assignments critical to SERB’s mission of “promoting orderly and constructive labor/management relations in the public sector.” This will include a focus on computer systems, alternative methodologies in the conduct of hearings and/or board meetings, intra-staff communications, and external stakeholder relationships.

Our speaker is Chair Craig Zimpher. 
W. Craig Zimpher was appointed Chairman of the State Employment Relations Board by Governor John R. Kasich effective January 21, 2011. He was reappointed for a second term effective October 7, 2016. Prior to his appointment, he had been Vice President for Government Affairs at Nationwide Insurance. Chair Zimpher’s public sector work has included serving as Chairman of the Industrial Commission of Ohio, an appointment by Governor Richard F. Celeste to the Commission on Workers Compensation Administration, serving as Deputy Assistant to Governor James A. Rhodes, and as Legislative Assistant to the Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives. His private sector work has included serving as Assistant Vice President of Ohio Operations for Gates, McDonald, and Company and Assistant Dean of Students at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Chair Zimpher is a native of Piqua. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in History from The Ohio State University. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He has also lectured as an Adjunct Instructor in History/Humanities at Ohio Dominican University.


Meeta Bass, COLERA President, and Arbitrator/Mediator

Event Recording

A video recording will become available to COLERA members after the event; please check the members’ only video archive following the event.

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