Terms to Know

Effective July 1, 2023, Colorado Senate Bill 230 expands the rights of County employees to engage in collective bargaining. 

Terms to Know

Employee Organization

A nonprofit organization that engages with a County concerning wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and that represents or seeks to represent County employees in a bargaining unit.

Bargaining Unit

A group of County Employees in a unit deemed appropriate for the purpose of collective bargaining in accordance with Section 8-33-110; except that a bargaining unit does not include:

  • A Confidential Employee;
  • A Managerial Employee;
  • An Executive Employee; or
  • Temporary, Intermittent, or Seasonal Employees who work less than 90 days in a 365-day period. 

The Director

The Director of the Division.


Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Collective Bargaining

The performance of the mutual obligation of a County and an Exclusive Representative to:

  • Meet at reasonable times and places and negotiate in good faith with respect to wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment;
  • Resolve questions arising under a Collective Bargaining Agreement through a negotiated grievance procedure culminating in a final and binding arbitration; and
  • Execute a written contract incorporating any agreements reached.