Lisa Freiley - General Counsel/PACE Administrator
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Education: Lisa Freiley joined the Oregon School Boards Association staff in September 1990. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and a master’s of business administration from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, where she focused her studies on human resource management. She earned a doctor of jurisprudence with an emphasis on labor, personnel and administrative law from Willamette College of Law. Lisa earned a certificate in dispute resolution from the Center for Dispute Resolution at Willamette University College of Law.

Negotiations: She has served as the labor consultant in school districts throughout Oregon, including the following:

  • Butte Creek
  • Coos ESD
  • Imbler
  • North Bend
  • Portland
  • South Lane
  • Central Curry
  • Days Creek
  • Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
  • Oakridge
  • Brookings-Harbor
  • Wasco ESD
  • Coos Bay
  • Fern Ridge
  • McKenzie
  • Pine Eagle
  • South Coast ESD
  • Curry County (SEIU & Teamsters)

As a spokesperson, Freiley represents school districts in: (1) reviewing and analyzing union proposals; (2) creating management counter-proposals; (3) clarifying issues and sorting out economic from non-economic issues; (4) costing out economic proposals; and (5) ensuring that district’s position on proposals are reasonable and fact-based.

Lisa has experience in alternative or collaborative bargaining and developing and implementing such models.

She assists districts in determining the benefits of alternative techniques and helps districts tailor collaborative procedures to their particular needs. Lisa provides alternative-bargaining-technique training to participants and negotiation teams. She has facilitated a number of alternative or collaborative bargaining processes for school districts throughout Oregon, including David Douglas, St. Helens, Lebanon, Tillamook, Warrenton-Hammond, Ashland and Scappoose.

Experience as a Trainer: Freiley has broad experience as a trainer, providing training to diverse groups on topics such as sexual harassment, family medical leave provisions, layoff & recall, recruitment & selection, and contract administration. Groups she has provided training to include administrators, licensed and classified employees and school board members.

Hearings: Lisa has represented organizations before various administrative agencies and before the Employment Relations Board in unfair-labor-practice proceedings. She also represents districts during factfindings and other administrative proceedings and has represented school districts in grievance arbitrations.

Professional Memberships: Freiley is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon School Personnel Association, and the Industrial Relations Research Association.

Publications: She has written the following articles: “The Changing Landscape of School District Negotiations: A Practitioner’s Perspective on the 1995 Amendments to the Oregon Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act,” Willamette Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, (Fall 1996); “The Fair Labor Standards Act,” Negotiator’s Notebook, (September 1996); “Family Medical Leave: Highlights of Changes,” Negotiator’s Notebook, (September 1995); “Competitive Pay Practices: Part I,” Negotiator’s Notebook, (September 1999); “Oregon Family Leave Act” Negotiator’s Notebook, (December 1999); “Good-Faith Bargaining” (three-part series), Negotiator’s Notebook, (December 1994, March 1995 and June 1995).

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