FLRA ADDS SEARCH ENGINE TO ITS WEB SITE

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424
December 17, 1999 · PR 117-99
Contact: Patty Reilly
202-482-6500

FLRA ADDS SEARCH ENGINE TO ITS WEB SITE

The Federal Labor Relations Authority announced today that it has added a search engine to its web site. This addition makes it possible to search the more than 2,000 documents currently housed on the site, including all Authority decisions issued after August 1993.

In announcing this new web site feature, FLRA Chair Phyllis N. Segal said, "The search engine is a valuable tool for the Federal labor relations community. The FLRA created this ability to conduct searches of decisions and other material on our web site in response to the loud and clear request for this feature in our 1998 Customer Survey. This new resource will empower our customers with easy access to up-to-date information, enhancing their ability to learn about federal labor law and practice constructive labor relations."

Documents available for searches at www.flra.gov include: all FLRA decisions published since August 1993; General Counsel's Guidance Documents and Manuals; Federal Service Impasses Panel decisions and dispute resolution guidance; forms and checklists; information about filing arbitration and negotiability appeals to the Authority; and press releases. Throughout next year, the FLRA will add to the web site searchable Authority decisions issued prior to August 1993.

The design of the search engine is "friendly" to both novice and advanced Internet users, accommodating the needs of casual visitors to the web site, as well as addressing the more demanding research requirements of labor relations professionals. Visitors to the site will be assisted by a search page that offers simple and advanced instructions about how to use the search engine and view results.

The FLRA is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-Postal Service Federal employees worldwide, approximately 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in 2,200 bargaining units. It is charged with providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance related to Federal sector labor-management relations and with resolving disputes under and ensuring compliance with the Stat