§ 36-11-10 Factors to be considered by the arbitrator.
The factors, among others, to be given weight by the arbitrator in arriving at a decision shall include:
(1) Comparison of wage rates or hourly conditions of employment of the state employees involved with the prevailing wage rates or hourly conditions of employment maintained for the same or similar work of employees exhibiting like or similar skills under the same working conditions, in this state and neighboring states in private industry and public employment on state and local levels;
(2) Interest and welfare of the public;
(3) Comparison of peculiarities of employment in regard to other industries, trades, or professions, specifically:
(i) Hazards of employment;
(ii) Physical, educational and mental qualifications;
(iii) Job training and skills.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 277, § 3.)