Arbitrator Renée Mayne is an independent, neutral arbitrator and mediator, exclusively for labor and employment arbitration, factfinding, and mediation, and labor-management facilitation.  As adjunct faculty, Professor Mayne teaches conflict resolution, negotiation, labor relations, employee relations, and human resources.  A hearing officer since 1995, Arbitrator Mayne has adjudicated discipline, dismissal, and contract interpretation grievances, and ethics, harassment, and discrimination complaints, for:


Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Public Safety Dispatchers, Park Rangers, University Faculty, Teachers, Librarians, Attorneys, Investigators, Social Workers, Physicians, Nurses, Engineers, Analysts, Technology Professionals, Accountants, Skilled Crafts, Planning and Building Officials, Water and Wastewater Professionals, Transportation and Bus Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Maintenance Workers, Food Service Workers, Administrative Professionals, and Managers and Supervisors.



American Arbitration Association National Roster of Labor Arbitrators

California Public Employment Relations Board Panel of Neutrals

California State Mediation and Conciliation Service Panel of Arbitrators

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Roster of Arbitrators

Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board Roster of Arbitrators, Factfinders, and Mediators

Oregon Employment Relations Board Panel of Arbitrators



M.A. Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding, California State University at Dominguez Hills

B.S. Business, Management, and Economics in Labor Relations, State University of NY at Empire State College

P.I. California Private Investigator, License No. 24938

Employment Arbitration Certificate – Cornell University, ILR School



Arbitrator, Mediator: Labor-ADR (8/16–Present)

Adjunct Faculty: Golden Gate University and UC Davis (8/16–Present)

Director of Employee Relations: City of Oakland (8/14–8/16) 5,000 FTE

Senior Manager, Employee and Labor Relations: UC Santa Cruz (3/11–8/14) 6,000 FTE

Associate Director, Labor Relations: University of California, Office of the President (3/09–3/11) 180,000 FTE

President and Founder: Labor Management Success, Inc. (1/99–2/09)

Deputy County Administrative Officer - HR: County of Monterey (12/95–1/99) 4,500 FTE

Director of Labor Relations: County of Monterey (4/95–12/95) 4,500 FTE

Union General Manager: SEIU Local 817 (1/91–1/95) 2,000 members

Staff Union Representative: SEIU Local 620 (7/89–1/91) 1,500 members

Union Organizer/Representative: AFSCME District Council 1707 (12/86–7/89) 75,000 members



American Bar Association – Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment Law Sections;

Association for Conflict Resolution; Labor and Employment Relations Association;

Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association - Chapter Treasurer



  • Per Diem Rate: $1,400 per scheduled date for arbitration or factfinding hearings, and mediation sessions.

  • Per Hour Rate: $200 for case preparation, conference calls, correspondence, research, writing, and beyond seven hours in a hearing or session. Per hour rate charged in 15-minute increments.

  • Travel Costs: Refundable airfare, hotel, and car rental. Mileage at the current IRS rate.

  • No Charge to Parties: Travel time, meals, or incidental or office costs.

  • Cancellation Fee: $1,400 per diem when canceled within 20 working days from the scheduled date.

  • Video Conference Arbitration, Factfinding, and Mediation: Available to the parties upon request.


Renée Mayne, Labor-ADR   

Post Office Box 1827, Sacramento, CA 95812   (916) 245-0625


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