FLRA'S GENERAL COUNSEL INVITES CUSTOMERS TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO INVESTIGATORY UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES REGULATIONS

 

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424
August 24, 1998 · PR 108-98
Contact: Patty Reilly
202-482-6500

FLRA'S GENERAL COUNSEL INVITES CUSTOMERS TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO INVESTIGATORY UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES REGULATIONS

The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Joe Swerdzewski, announced a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (63 FR 45013-45019) to revise the regulations regarding the prevention, resolution, and investigation of unfair labor practice (ULP) disputes.In addition, the General Counsel announced a series of eight meetings across the country to solicit input on these proposed regulations from the FLRA's customers.

The General Counsel's proposed regulations are part of the FLRA's initiative to facilitate dispute resolution and to simply, clarify, and improve the processing of ULP charges. These proposed regulations complement ULP regulations enacted in July 1997 that addressed the processing of ULP complaints by the Authority. Both sets of ULP regulations support the FLRA's agency-wide collaboration and alternative dispute resolution initiative to assist labor and management parties in developing dispute resolution services in ULP, representation, negotiability, impasses, and arbitration cases.

General Counsel Swerdzewski announced that "these proposed revisions are intended to provide parties with a collaborative and alternative dispute resolution process to avoid ULP disputes as well as to resolve any ULP disputes that materialize prior to the filing of a ULP charge and prior to the issuance of a complaint." "I encourage our customers to provide their comments at one of our meetings and through written submissions."

The FLRA is in 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 2,200 bargaining units. The Office of the General Counsel is the independent investigative and prosecutorial component of the FLRA. The General Counsel, Joe Swerdzewski, directs the FLRA's seven Regional Offices located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Comments regarding the proposed regulations must be received on or before October 19, 1998. The meetings will be held between September 17 and October 8, 1998 in the FLRA's seven Regional Offices. In addition, a meeting will be held at the Office of the General Counsel Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for national labor organization officials and agency national policy leaders on September 17, 1998. Specific information regarding all meetings appears below.

Office Location of Meeting Date /
Time
Information /
Meeting Registration
Boston Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building,
1st Floor Auditorium,
10 Causeway Street,
Boston, MA
Sept. 17, 1998
9:30 a.m.
Gary J. Lieberman
Boston Regional Office
Suite 1500
99 Summer St.,
Boston, MA 02110-1200
Telephone:(617) 424-5731 x 20
Fax:(617) 424-5743
Washington,
DC
Suite 300 Conference Room,
1730 M Street NW.,
Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 1998
9:30 a.m.
Barbara S. Liggett
Washington Regional Office
Suite 400
1255 22nd St., NW.,
Washington, DC 20037-1206
Telephone:(202) 653-8502 x 23
Fax:(202)653-5091
Atlanta Summit Building,
31st Floor,
401 West Peachtree Street,
Atlanta, GA
Sept. 17, 1998
9:30 a.m.
Gail R. Hitchcock
Atlanta Regional Office
Suite 701
Marquis Two Tower,
285 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303-1270
Telephone:(404) 331-5212 x 17
Fax:(404) 331-5280
Chicago Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building,
Room 328
77 West Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, IL
Oct. 6, 1998
9:00 a.m.
Philip T. Roberts
Chicago Regional Office
Suite 1150
55 West Monroe St.,
Chicago, IL 60603-9727
Telephone:(312) 886-3465 X 20
Fax:(312) 866-5977
Dallas A. Maceo Smith Federal Building
Room 502
525 Griffin Street,
Dallas, TX
Sept. 17, 1998
9:30 a.m.
Billie Jean Faulks
Dallas Regional Office
Suite 926, LB 107
525 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202-5093
Telephone:(214) 767-6266 x 10
Fax:(214) 767-0156
Denver Room 700,
1244 Speer Blvd.,
Denver, CO
Sept. 17, 1998
9:30 a.m.
Timothy J. Sullivan
Denver Regional Office
Suite 100
1244 Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204-3581
Telephone:(303) 844-5226 x 12
Fax:(303) 844-2774
San Francisco Oakland Federal Building
North Tower, 2nd Floor,
Conference Rooms A & B
1301 Clay Street,
Oakland, CA
Oct. 8, 1998
9:00 a.m.
Lisa C. Vandenberg
San Francisco Regional Office
Suite 220
901 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103-1791
Telephone:(415) 356-5002 x 18
Fax:(415) 356-5017
OGC HQ,
Washington,
DC
2nd Floor Agenda Room
607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 1998
9:30 a.m.
Nancy Speight
Office of the General Counsel
Suite 210
607 14th St., NW.,
Washington, DC 20424-0001
Telephone:(202) 482-6680 x 205
Fax:(202) 482-6608

Questions regarding the proposed rules should be directed to David L. Feder, Deputy General Counsel at the Office of the General Counsel, or at (202) 482-6680 ext. 203. Questions regarding the meetings, including registration, should be directed to the specific Regional Office.

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