FLRA’S OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL MOVES TO SPEED UP DECISIONS ON ULP APPEALS AND APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR TO LEAD THE CHARGE

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

September 4, 1996 · PR 115-96
Contact: Helenann Hirsch
202-482-6500

FLRA’S OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL MOVES TO SPEED UP DECISIONS ON ULP APPEALS AND APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR TO LEAD THE CHARGE

The FLRA’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) today announced a move to speed up decisions on appeals to the General Counsel from dismissals of unfair labor practice (ULP) charges and appointed a new program Director to manage the process. After making the announcements, the General Counsel also answered some commonly asked questions about the appeals process.

Beginning October 1, 1996, the review of dismissals of ULP charges will be decentralized and integrated with the OGC’s recently issued Quality and Scope of Investigation Policies. All final decisions on the appeal will continue to be made by the General Counsel. However, OGC regional employees from throughout the country will now take part in the review.

FLRA General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski emphasized that the move was part of the agency’s continued commitment to do more with less: "We are dedicated to ensuring that every party who files an unfair labor practice charge gets a fair and timely review of their allegations," said Swerdzews