FY 2000 Strategic Plan - Appendix
OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
The FLRA is an independent agency responsible for directing the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-postal Federal employees world-wide, nearly 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in approximately 2,200 bargaining units. The FLRA is charged by the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) with: providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance relating to Federal sector labor-management relations; resolving disputes arising among Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees; and ensuring compliance with the Statute.
The FLRA fulfills its statutory responsibilities through its three primary operational components -- the Authority, the Office of the General Counsel and the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
The Authority adjudicates disputes arising under the S