PEF Field Services is staffed by a director and two regional directors plus more than 25 field representatives based across the state. Each field rep is assigned to specific divisions and agencies, working directly to represent members. Representatives are innovative advocates whose central function is to protect members of the bargaining unit and uphold the union’s rights under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, applicable laws, rules and regulations. They accomplish this through a variety of means including negotiations, grievance handling, Taylor Law improper practice processing, organizing, and otherwise exercising their expert labor/management skills in achieving gains for PEF and its membership. Moreover, Field representatives are the focal point of the union’s service delivery system and are responsible for ensuring that problems identified by members or leaders which are not within their sphere of responsibility are communicated to the appropriate PEF Department. In delivering PEF resources as needed, they comply with all PEF policies as set forth by the Convention Delegates, President and Executive Board.