FLRA FORMS AVAILABLE ON WEB SITE

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

March 31, 1998 · PR 102-98
Contact: Kim Weaver
202-482-6500

FLRA FORMS AVAILABLE ON WEB SITE

The FLRA today announced that its most commonly request forms are now available on the FLRA Web Site, found at www.flra.gov. The Web Site has been up and running since February, 1997, and has averaged 356 hits a day over the last six months.

"Placing our forms on the Web Site responds to a number of requests we have received over the past year. We are pleased that the site has helped us meet our goal of providing easier and quicker access to information about the FLRA," said Chair Phyllis N. Segal. "We will continue to look for ways to provide useful and complete information to federal employees, the unions that represent them, and federal agencies."

The Web Site will have various forms issued by the FLRA's Office of General Counsel, including those used to file unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions. The "request for assistance form used by the Federal Service Impasses Panel will also be available. Already on the Web Site are checklists developed by the Authority for use by the parties in negotiability and arbitration appeals.

The FLRA Web Site also includes information regarding FLRA's processes for dealing with unfair labor practices, representation issues, arbitration appeals, and negotiation disputes; the FLRA's five-year strategic plan; Authority decisions; Office of the General Counsel policies and guidance; press releases; and the FLRA Bulletin.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million federal employees worldwide, 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,500 bargaining units. The Authority is the three-member quasi-judicial body with the FLRA that adjudicates disputes arising under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. The Office of the General Counsel, the independent investigative and prosecutorial component, investigates, settles and prosecutes unfair labor practice charges. The Federal Service Impasses Panel is charged with resolving impasses between federal agencies and unions representing federal employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment. It is the last step in federal sector collective bargaining -- the substitute for the strike and lockout in the private sector.

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