Office of Administrative Law Judges

      Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) for the Authority are appointed under section 7105(d) of the Statute. The judges perform a variety of functions related primarily to conducting hearings and rendering recommended decisions in cases involving alleged unfair labor practices. In addition, Part 2430 of the Authority's Regulations require that judges render decisions involving applications for attorney fees filed under the Back Pay Act and the Equal Access to Justice Act.

      The Office of Administrative Law Judges consists of three judges, a director of the Settlement Judge Program (ADR), and a paralegal specialist.

      Inquiries concerning the Office of Administrative Law Judges, including the Settlement Judge Program should be directed to:

Chief Administrative Law Judge
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Office of Administrative Law Judges
1400 K St. NW.
Washington, D.C. 20424
(202) 218-7950
FAX: (202) 482-6629

      Part 2423, Subparts B, C and D of the Authority's Regulations, should be consulted for authoritative guidance on processing cases before an ALJ. Those processes are described briefly here.

Pre-hearing procedures

      After an unfair labor practice complaint is issued by a Regional Director and an answer to the complaint is filed, the parties may voluntarily particip