President Nominates Wayne Beyer as FLRA Authority Member (6/7/06)

June 7, 2006

Contact: Jill Crumpacker

On June 6, 2006, the President nominated Wayne Cartwright Beyer, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring July 1, 2010. Mr. Beyer currently serves as an Administrative Appeals Judge at the Department of Labor. Prior to this, he served as an Attorney for the Office of the Corporation Counsel. Earlier in his career, he served as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the General Services Administration. Mr. Beyer received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Harvard University. He went on to receive his JD from Georgetown University.

The FLRA is an independent administrative federal agency that was created by Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (also known as the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute). The Statute allows certain non-postal federal employees to organize, bargain collectively, and to participate through labor organizations of their choice in decisions affecting their working lives.

The primary statutory responsibilities of the FLRA Authority component include: (1) resolving complaints of unfair labor practices,(2) determining the appropriateness of units for labor organization representation, (3) adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards, and (4) adjudicating legal issues relating to duty to bargain/negotiability.