The Merit Employee Relations Board (MERB) was established in 1994, pursuant to 29 Del.C. §5906.

The mission of the MERB is to provide timely disposition of Merit employee grievance and maintenance review classification appeals.

The statute requires MERB to conduct public hearings prior to the adoption of any Merit Rule revisions.  The Director of OMB is required to submit proposed Merit Rule changes to the statewide Labor-Management Committee for review and comment prior to submission to the Board.

The Board is also empowered to request that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) investigate problems or complaints arising from the implementation of the Merit System and the effect of merit policies and procedures on employees in the classified service.