The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is pleased to announce that on April 13, 2015, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate FLRA Chairman Carol Waller Pope to serve an additional term as Chairman. In making the nomination, President Obama cited Chairman Pope’s “depth of experience” and her “tremendous dedication” to her important role. The White House’s full announcement can be found here. For the full announcement, click here.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is pleased to announce that today it launched the final phase of its initiative to make electronic filing or “eFiling” available to parties in cases before the FLRA. Parties may now electronically file case documents in unfair labor practice (ULP) cases before the FLRA’s Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) online using the FLRA’s eFiling system. The documents that may be eFiled include answers to complaints, motions, briefs, pre-hearing disclosures, stipulations, and “any other documents as permitted by the eFiling system for the [OALJ].” 5 C.F.R. § 2429.24(f)(15). A Guide to Filing an OALJ Pleading Using the FLRA’s eFiling System is available here. For the full announcement, click here.
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). 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 include: