Since 1982, California government employees have been covered by collective bargaining, a process of negotiating wages, working time, and other terms and conditions of employment. This collective bargaining process is governed by the Ralph C. Dills (Government Code Sections 3512-3524). The Public Employment Relations Board administers and enforces the Dills Act. Once CalHR and the union have agreed on a new treaty – called a “provisional agreement” – until it is ratified, the legislature will have to decide on its economic provisions and any legislative changes necessary for its implementation. Once it has obtained legislative authorization, the agreement will be sent to the Governor for signature. The union also submits the agreement to its members in the bargaining unit for ratification.