Federal Labor Relations Authority – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2020-14717
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA, or Authority) adopts an addition to its regulations. The additional regulation concerns the revocation of a written assignment of amounts deducted from the pay of a federal employee for the payment of regular and periodic dues allotted to an exclusive representative. Specifically, the regulation provides that, after the expiration of a one-year period during which an assignment may not be revoked, an employee may initiate the revocation of a previously authorized assignment at any time that the employee chooses. However, the additional regulation will not apply to the revocation of assignments that were authorized prior to the effective date of the regulation.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Whether “Zipper Clauses” Are Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining
Document Number: 2020-06456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a general statement of policy or guidance (general statement) holding that ``zipper clauses''which are provisions that would foreclose or limit mid-term bargaining during the term of a collective-bargaining agreement (CBA)are a mandatory subject of bargaining. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Official Time for Certain Lobbying Activities
Document Number: 2020-05992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (the Foundation) for a general statement of policy or guidance. The Foundation asks the Authority to issue a general statement of policy or guidance concerning whether Section 7131 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) permits parties to bargain over, or union representatives to use, official time for lobbying activities that are subject to Federal law. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement of policy or guidance, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2020-05681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) seeks public comments on a proposed addition to its regulations. This proposed addition concerns the revocation of a written assignment of amounts deducted from the pay of a Federal employee for the payment of regular and periodic dues allotted to an exclusive representative.
Negotiability Proceedings, Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-01359
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is reopening the comment period for its proposed rule concerning Negotiability Proceedings for an additional 14 days. The original comment period ended on January 22, 2020.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Agency-Head Review of Agreements That Continue in Force Until New Agreements Are Reached
Document Number: 2020-01007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a general statement of policy or guidance (general statement) concerning expiring collective-bargaining agreements that state that they will remain in force until the parties reach new agreements. USDA asks for a general statement holding that, if an expiring agreement continues in force during renegotiations, then an agency head may review the legality of the expiring agreement as early as the agency head could review an expiring agreement that was renewed automatically for a fixed term. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
Negotiability Proceedings
Document Number: 2019-27193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) intends to revise the regulations governing negotiability appeals to better ``expedite proceedings,'' consistent with Congress's direction, and with the FLRA's goal in its strategic plan to ``ensure quality, timely . . . decision-making processes.'' The proposed rule is designed to streamline the adjudication process for negotiability appeals, resulting in more timely decisions for the parties.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2019-25575
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Revoking Union-Dues Assignments
Document Number: 2019-14651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a general statement of policy or guidance. OPM asks the Authority to issue a general statement of policy or guidance holding that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 (2018) requires the Authority to reevaluate its precedent on the revocation of federal employees' union-dues assignments. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement of policy or guidance, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
Notice of Opportunity To Submit Amici Curiae Briefs in an Arbitration Appeal Pending Before the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Document Number: 2019-03429
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority provides an opportunity for all interested persons to submit briefs as amici curiae on a significant issue arising in a case pending before the Authority. The Authority is considering this case pursuant to its responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, and its regulations on the review of arbitration awards.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2018-23898
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Changes to Current Addresses and Geographic Jurisdictions
Document Number: 2018-23897
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This document amends regulations listing the current addresses and describing the geographic jurisdictions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel. These changes reflect the closing of the Boston Regional Office and changes to the geographical jurisdictions of the Washington, DC and Chicago Regional Directors.
Changes to Current Addresses and Geographic Jurisdictions
Document Number: 2018-19929
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This document amends regulations listing the current addresses and describing the geographic jurisdictions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel. These changes reflect the closing of the Dallas Regional Office and changes to the geographical jurisdictions of the Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver Regional Directors.
Privacy Act of 1974; Publication of Proposed Amendments to Six Existing Systems of Records; Introduction of a New System of Records; Rescindment of Eleven Systems of Records; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-23420
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that each agency publish notice of all the systems of records that it maintains. This document proposes the amendment of six of the FLRA's existing systems of records, the introduction of a new system of records, and the rescindment of eleven systems of records that are no longer in use or that are covered by government-wide system of records notices. With the proposed addition and rescindment of systems, the FLRA will maintain seven systems of records. Additional details are provided under Supplementary Information, below.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-18513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-05433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Availability of Official Information
Document Number: 2016-31121
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-10
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This rulemaking amends the regulations that the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The amendments would clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the FLRA and procedures that the FLRA follows in responding to requests from the public.
Testimony by FLRA Employees and Production of Official Records in Legal Proceedings
Document Number: 2016-21427
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) amends its procedures for requesters to follow when making requests to or demands on an employee of the FLRA's three-member Authority component (Authority), the Office of the General Counsel, or the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel) to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a legal proceeding. Specifically, the amendments expand the regulation's definition of ``legal proceeding'' to include matters in which the FLRA is a party. The amendments additionally delegate decision-making responsibility to the heads of each of the three components, depending on where the information is located, to ensure that responses to such requests or demands are handled in an orderly, efficient, and consistent manner. The amended procedures will better protect confidential information, provide guidance to requesters and FLRA employees, and reduce the potential for both inappropriate disclosures of official information and wasteful allocation of FLRA resources.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2016-18614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
New Debt-Collection Regulations
Document Number: 2015-09999
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (``FLRA'') is issuing a regulation governing procedures for collecting debts owed to the federal government by present and former FLRA employees. The regulation sets forth the procedures that the FLRA will follow in collecting debts owed to the United States arising from activities under FLRA jurisdiction. These procedures include collection of debts through administrative offset and salary offset. These regulations supersede the FLRA's debt- collection procedures applied under FLRA Internal Regulation 2790, dated December 29, 1986.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings and Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2015-03315
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-20
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is engaged in an initiative to make electronic filing or ``eFiling'' available to parties in all cases before the FLRA. Making eFiling available is another way in which the FLRA is using technology to improve the customer-service experience. These eFiling enhancements are expected to increase efficiency by reducing procedural filing errors and processing delays.
Notice of Opportunity To Submit Amici Curiae Briefs in an Unfair-Labor-Practice Proceeding Pending Before the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Document Number: 2014-19387
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority provides an opportunity for all interested persons to submit briefs as amici curiae on a significant issue arising in a case pending before the Authority. The Authority is considering this case pursuant to its responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, 5 U.S.C. 7101-7135 (the Statute), and its unfair-labor-practice (ULP) regulations, set forth at 5 CFR part 2423. The issue concerns whether a presidential order, which was issued under Sec. 7103(b)(1) of the Statute to exclude an agency subdivision ``from coverage under'' the Statute, precludes the Authority from finding that an employee of the excluded subdivision acted as a ``representative of the agency'' under Sec. 7114(a)(2)(A) and (B) of the Statute. Because the Authority has not directly addressed this issue before, there is an absence of controlling precedent. And, as this matter is likely to be of concern to agencies, labor organizations, and other interested persons, the Authority finds it appropriate to provide for the filing of amici briefs addressing this matter.
New Addresses and Telephone Numbers for Regional Offices; Jurisdictional Changes
Document Number: 2014-13914
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This document amends regulations of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority to reflect changes in the addresses and phone numbers of Regional Offices, and to provide for changes in the geographical jurisdictions of five of the seven Regional Directors concerning unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions.
Public Availability of Federal Labor Relations Authority FY 2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-09643
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2013. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance- 11052010.pdf. The FLRA has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the FLRA homepage at the following link: http://www.flra.gov/webfmsend/866.
Notice of Opportunity To Submit Amici Curiae Briefs in a Representation Proceeding Pending Before the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Document Number: 2014-03903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority provides an opportunity for all interested persons to submit briefs as amici curiae on a significant issue arising in a case pending before the Authority. The Authority is considering this case pursuant to its responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, 5 U.S.C. 7101-7135 (the Statute), and its regulations, set forth at 5 CFR part 2422. The issue concerns whether Sec. 7111(f)(3) of the Statute and Sec. 2422.12(d) of the Authority's Regulations apply to decertification petitions filed by individuals. As this matter is likely to be of concern to agencies, labor organizations, and other interested persons, the Authority finds it appropriate to provide for the filing of amici briefs addressing this question.
Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2013-17785
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its SES Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Representation Proceedings, Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings, and Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2012-15462
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-25
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (the FLRA) is engaged in an initiative to make electronic filing, or ``eFiling,'' available to parties in all cases before the FLRA. Making eFiling available to its parties is another way in which the FLRA is using technology to improve the customer-service experience. EFiling also is expected to increase efficiencies by reducing procedural filing errors and resulting processing delays.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings; Negotiability Proceedings; Review of Arbitration Awards; Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2012-10801
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (the FLRA) is engaged in an initiative to make electronic filing, or ``eFiling,'' available to parties in all cases before the FLRA. Making eFiling available to its parties is another way in which the FLRA is using technology to improve the customer-service experience. EFiling also is expected to increase efficiencies by reducing procedural filing errors and resulting processing delays.
Public Availability of Federal Labor Relations Authority FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2012-363
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2011 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2011. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance- 11052010.pdf. The FLRA has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the FLRA homepage at the following link: http:// www.flra.gov/webfmsend/555.
Public Availability of Federal Labor Relations Authority FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2011-11139
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2010 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2010. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance- 11052010.pdf. The FLRA has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the FLRA homepage at the following link: http:// www.flra.gov/webfmsend/487.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Document Number: 2011-6335
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is adopting as final, without change, the interim FLRA rule that supplements the executive-branch-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct (Standards) issued by OGE and, with certain exceptions, requires FLRA employees to obtain approval before engaging in outside employment.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Document Number: 2010-31874
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), intends to issue an interim regulation for employees of the FLRA that supplements the executive-branch-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct (Standards) issued by OGE. The supplemental regulation: Establishes procedures for seeking prior approval for outside employment; prohibits certain outside employment; and requires employees who disqualify themselves from participation in particular matters for ethical reasons to notify their supervisors and the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) of that disqualification.
Membership of the Federal Labor Relations Authority's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2010-23672
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-22
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the members of the Performance Review Board
Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Conducted by the Federal Labor Relations Authority; Correction
Document Number: 2010-19644
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains corrections to technical amendments to regulations which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, October 8, 2009. The regulations relate to the enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities conducted by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority). The corrections being made will remove a requirement that the Authority conduct a self-appraisal of its policies and practices for compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by September 6, 1989.
Review of Arbitration Awards; Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2010-17648
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-21
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Chairman and Members of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (the Authority) revise the regulations concerning review of arbitration awards and the Authority's miscellaneous and general requirements to the extent that they set forth procedural rules that apply to the review of arbitration awards. The purpose of the proposed revisions is to improve and expedite review of such awards.
Review of Arbitration Awards; Miscellaneous and General Requirements
Document Number: 2010-9996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Chairman and Members of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (the Authority) seek public comment on proposed revisions to its regulations concerning review of arbitration awards and the Authority's miscellaneous and general requirements to the extent that they set forth procedural rules that apply to the review of arbitration awards. The purpose of the proposed revisions is to improve and expedite review of such awards.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-6201
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) revises portions of its regulations regarding unfair labor practice (ULP) proceedings. The purpose of the revisions is to restore the Office of the General Counsel's (OGC) role in facilitating the resolution of disputes and in providing training and educating the FLRA's customers about their rights and responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute). The revisions also clarify certain administrative matters relating to the filing and investigation of ULP charges. These revisions reestablish the OGC's leadership role in providing guidance on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques to union and agency representatives to strengthen labor-management relationships that will aid in resolving disputes short of litigation. These amended regulations are also consistent with the purposes underlying Executive Order 13522 (EO 13522) on Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services, issued on December 9, 2009 by President Obama. EO 13522 provides a platform from which a cooperative and productive form of labor-management relations throughout the executive branch of the Federal government will be established. The FLRA will play a prominent role in providing services, i.e., training; materials and guidances; and facilitation, which are needed to accomplish the objectives of EO 13522. With renewed attention to customer service, the OGC will use its expertise to foster successful labor-management relations through the training of union representatives and agency personnel in dispute resolution and cooperative methods of labor-management relations. Implementation of the regulatory changes will also enhance the purposes and policies of the Statute by promoting the resolution of disputes at an early stage, thereby preventing ULPs and/or reducing the need to file ULP charges, which will lower costs to the public.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-2047
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) proposes to revise portions of its regulations regarding unfair labor practice (ULP) proceedings (Part 2423, subpart A). In keeping with the Chairman's focus on the revitalization of the mission of the FLRA, the purpose of the proposed revisions is to clarify the Office of the General Counsel's (OGC) role in facilitating the resolution of disputes and in providing training and educating the FLRA's customers about their rights and responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute). The revisions also clarify certain administrative matters relating to the filing and investigation of ULP charges. These revisions establish the OGC's leadership role in providing guidance on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques to union and agency representatives to strengthen labor-management relationships that will aid in resolving disputes short of litigation. These amended regulations are also consistent with the purposes underlying Executive Order 13522 (EO 13522) on Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services, issued on December 9, 2009, by President Obama. EO 13522 provides a platform from which a cooperative and productive form of labor- management relations throughout the executive branch of the Federal government will be established. The FLRA will play a prominent role in providing services, i.e., training; materials and guidances; and facilitation, which are needed to accomplish the objectives of EO 13522. With renewed attention to customer service, the OGC will use its expertise to foster successful labor-management relations through the training of union representatives and agency personnel in dispute resolution and cooperative methods of labor-management relations. Implementation of the proposed regulatory changes will also enhance the purposes and policies of the Statute by promoting the resolution of disputes at an early stage, thereby preventing ULPs and/or reducing the need to file ULP charges, which will lower costs to the public.
Membership of the Federal Labor Relations Authority's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E9-24947
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the members of the Performance Review Board.
Employee Responsibilities and Conduct; Enforcement of Nondiscrimination in Programs or Activities; Filing Procedures
Document Number: E9-23552
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) is making technical amendments to its regulations. The amendments update rules and regulations that prescribe uniform ethical conduct standards and disclosure requirements applicable to all executive branch personnel and update regulations to reconcile with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and update or delete several outdated provisions and citations The amendments also make technical revisions to the requirements for documents filed in negotiability disputes and make technical revisions regarding when filings made by commercial delivery are considered served.
Availability of Official Information
Document Number: E9-23553
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Federal Labor Relations Authority's (Authority) regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. The final rule adds provisions to the regulations for compliance with the OPEN Government Act of 2007, and the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. The final rule amends the regulations to reflect changes required by Executive Order 12600 and Executive Order 13392. The final rules also update the regulations to reflect changes in the Authority's policies and procedures. As a result of these amendments to the regulations, the public will have a clearer understanding of the Authority's policies and procedures implementing the FOIA.
Availability of Official Information
Document Number: E9-17242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) seeks public comment on a proposed revision to its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. The proposed regulations contain new provisions to comply with the OPEN Government Act of 2007, as well as changes to satisfy the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. The regulations have also been revised to reflect changes required by Executive Order 12600 and Executive Order 13392. In addition, the proposed regulations have been updated to reflect changes in the Authority's policies and procedures. As a result of these proposed amendments, the public will have a clearer understanding of the Authority's policies and procedures implementing the FOIA.
Testimony by FLRA Employees and Production of Official Records in Legal Proceedings
Document Number: E9-5694
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Federal Labor Relations Authority's (FLRA) rules by setting out procedures for requesters to follow when making demands on or requests to an employee of the FLRA, the General Counsel of the FLRA (General Counsel) or the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel) to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a civil legal proceeding in which the FLRA is not named as a party. The final rule establishes procedures to respond to such demands and requests in an orderly and consistent manner. The final rule promotes uniformity in decisions, protects confidential information, provides guidance to requesters, and reduces the potential for both inappropriate disclosures of official information and wasteful allocation of agency resources.
Testimony by FLRA Employees and Production of Official Records in Legal Proceedings
Document Number: E8-30299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would set out procedures for requesters to follow when making demands on or requests to an employee of the FLRA, the General Counsel of the FLRA (General Counsel) or the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel) to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a civil legal proceeding in which the FLRA is not named as a party. The rule would establish procedures to respond to such demands and requests in an orderly and consistent manner. The proposed rule will promote uniformity in decisions, protect confidential information, provide guidance to requesters, and reduce the potential for both inappropriate disclosures of official information and wasteful allocation of agency resources.
Membership of the Federal Labor Relations Authority's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board.
Document Number: E8-21437
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the members of the Performance Review Board.
Changes in Filing Address and Procedures
Document Number: E8-10598
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) is amending sections of part 2429 of its Regulations. The amendments, described below, make technical changes to the regulations regarding the address to which filings must be sent and the number of copies to be filed.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
Document Number: E8-3013
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-19
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) revises portions of its regulations regarding unfair labor practice (ULP) proceedings (Part 2423, subpart A). The purpose of the revisions is to clarify the Office of the General Counsel's (OGC) role during the investigatory stage of processing ULP charges consistent with the policies of the General Counsel, and to clarify certain administrative matters relating to the filing and investigation of ULP charges. Implementation of the final rule confirms and enhances the neutrality of the OGC before a ULP merit determination is made and returns the OGC to its core mission.
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
Document Number: E7-24846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) proposes to revise portions of its regulations regarding unfair labor practice (ULP) proceedings (Part 2423, subpart A). The purpose of the proposed revisions is to clarify the Office of the General Counsel's (OGC) role during the investigatory stage of processing unfair labor practice charges consistent with the policies of the General Counsel, and to clarify certain administrative matters relating to the filing and investigation of ULP charges. Implementation of the proposed changes confirms and enhances the neutrality of the OGC before a ULP merit determination is made.
Membership of the Federal Labor Relations Authority's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-14443
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the members of the Performance Review Board.