A User's Guide to

Peer Assistance and Review

  • What is PAR?
  • Costs and benefits of PAR
  • Designing your PAR project
  • Labor-management relations
  • Practical issues and advice

Who will lead the Panel?

The Panel is led by one union leader and one administrator who either co-lead every meeting or split the responsibility, trading off each year. Panel chairs said that the formal arrangement of Panel leadership is far less important than having the chairs communicate frequently about the Panel’s work.

Panel co-chairs said that they are in regular contact throughout the year. They confer about meeting agendas and setting the program budget, and they often solve problems outside of meetings. Many of the Panel chairs we interviewed mentioned frequent email exchanges with their co-chairs and standing check-in meetings.