FLRA GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES REPRESENTATION CASE HANDLING MANUAL

 

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

March, 12, 1997 · PR 106-97
Contact: Kim Weaver
202-482-6500

FLRA GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES REPRESENTATION CASE HANDLING MANUAL

FLRA General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski today issued a Representation Case Handling Manual. The Manual is a comprehensive procedural and operational guide for Office of the General Counsel staff in processing representation cases. In addition, the Manual provides assistance to parties in understanding the representation process and the regulatory requirements.

"The Manual is a part of the Office of General Counsel's effort to provide guidance in the processing and resolution of representation cases. It is intended to assist the parties in resolving the difficult issues that arise in representation cases," said General Counsel Swerdzewski.

The Manual is formatted to assist Regional Office personnel in identifying and resolving representation issues raised by a petition. The Manual tracks and explains the steps taken to process a petition in a Regional Office: providing prefiling assistance to filing a petition, identifying procedural and substantive issues, investigating and resolving the underlying representation matters, and to issuing a certification or taking other final action. The Manual consists of two parts: Part One contains substantive information providing policy guidance, checklists and techniques for p