FLRA INVITES CUSTOMERS TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO NEGOTIABILITY REGULATIONS

 

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424
September 11, 1998 · PR 110-98
Contact: Patty Reilly
202-482-6500

FLRA INVITES CUSTOMERS TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO NEGOTIABILITY REGULATIONS

The Chair and the Members of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (the Authority) issued a

Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking

(63 FR 48130-48138) (

Adobe Acorbate PDF File

) to revise the regulations concerning negotiability proceedings. The purpose of the revised regulations is to expedite proceedings and facilitate dispute resolution.In addition, the Authority announced three meetings to be held across the country to hear the views of the FLRA's customers on these proposed regulations.

Major aspects of the revised regulations aimed at improving negotiability proceedings include: pre- and postfiling procedures and conferences designed to help the parties resolve their dispute without formal litigation and to narrow and clarify the issues that need to be litigated; revised processing procedures that will enable the Authority in appropriate instances to resolve all aspects of a dispute; and clarification of the responsibilities of each party. The proposed regulations are the result of an internal FLRA task force, focus groups, and written com