Institute Director John L. Krauss appointed to Indiana Education Employment Relations Board

November 02, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed John L. Krauss, Director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, to the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (IEERB). Krauss will serve a four-year term.

The Indiana General Assembly enacted substantial changes to K-12 education in its last session, including Public Law 48, which gave IEERB responsibility to oversee the administration of teacher collective bargaining. The IEERB appoints mediators and fact finders and hears appeals from binding fact finding on teacher contracts, unfair labor practices and bargaining units determinations. The legislation also placed IEERB under the authority of the Indiana Department of Education.

Krauss is a perfect fit for the three-person board. He is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator who holds a joint academic appointment as a clinical professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (home to the Public Policy Institute) and an adjunct professor of law at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He teaches mediation, dispute resolution and law and public policy. Krauss has been a member of the IEERB Ad-hoc Panel of Mediators and Fact Finders since 1991.

Krauss has over 40 years' experience in the public and private sectors on the subjects of strategic planning; intergovernmental relations and conflict resolution; economic development; labor/management disputes; municipal, state and federal affairs; and the political process. He has served as a special administrative law judge for the Indiana Attorney General and a mediator in judicial mandate disputes for the Indiana Supreme Court. He is also director of the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

The IU Public Policy Institute is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research institute within the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The Institute serves as an umbrella organization for research centers affiliated with SPEA, including the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, and the Center for Criminal Justice Research.