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THE AUTHORITY

The Authority adjudicates disputes arising under the Statute. It decides cases concerning the negotiability of collective bargaining agreement proposals, complaints of unfair labor practices, exceptions to grievance arbitration awards, and appeals from initial determinations of representation petitions. Consistent with its statutory charge to provide leadership in establishing policies and guidance to participants in the federal labor-management relations program, the Authority also assists federal agencies and unions in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the Statute, and actively encourages, through its Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program the use of alternative dispute resolution, to allow the parties to resolve their problems without adjudication. The Authority's staff also supports the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board in resolving disputes under the Foreign Service Act of 1980.
 
Requests for Authority decisions, policy statements and general information can be addressed to:
  • Office of the Executive Director
    1400 K Street, NW 
    Washington, D. C. 20424-0001
    Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, M - F
Requests for records of cases pending before the Federal Labor Relations Authority may be addressed to:
  • Case Intake and Publication
    Federal Labor Relations Authority
    1400 K Street, NW
    Washington, D. C. 20424-0001
    Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, M - F
    Phone: (202) 218-7740
 
TYPES AND CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
 
Title: Decisions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
The Decisions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority is a published series of bound volumes of FLRA decisions. Legal precedent set forth in the decisions may be cited by volume and page in proceedings before the Authority and U.S. courts. All FLRA published decisions that may be cited as precedent are included in this series.
 
Title: Arbitration Case Files
These files contain documentation relating to the processing of exceptions to arbitration awards. Either party to arbitration, the union or the agency, may file an exception to an arbitrator's award.
 
Title: Negotiability Case Files
These files contain documentation relating to the processing of disputes between unions and agencies over the negotiability of collective bargaining agreement proposals provisions.
 
Title: Representation Case Files
These files contain documentation relating to the processing of federal employees representation proceedings.
 
Title: Unfair Labor Practice Case Files
These files contain the documentation of cases that have reached the Authority after a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), or that are received from Regional Offices for decision based on a stipulation of facts.
 
Title: FLRA Reports of Case Decisions, FSIP Releases and Administrative Law Judge Decisions
The FLRA Reports of Case Decisions, FSIP Releases and Administrative Law Judge Decisions (RCD) include the full text of all published Authority decisions, releases of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), digest summaries, news releases, citators and updates to the Authority's Subject Matter Index. The RCD is available for purchase from the Government Printing Office. The subscription service is published one or two times per month, depending on the volume of decisional materials.
 
Title: Policy Statement Case Files
These files contain documentation relating to the processing of requests to the Authority seeking the issuance of general statements of policy or guidance under the Statute.
 
Title: Subject Matter Index to the Decisions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
The Subject Matter Index to the Decisions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (SMI) is a cumulative index of all FLRA published decisions. The SMI includes a master index with several supplements. Currently, the master SMI indexes all FLRA decisions from January 1, 1979, through October 31, 1991, FLRA Volumes 1 - 42. In addition, several supplements have been published that index subsequent volumes of decisions. 

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OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the independent investigative and prosecutorial component of the FLRA, which receives all unfair labor practice charges filed with the FLRA. Most of the OGC staff serve in the FLRA's seven Regional Offices located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
 
The Regional Offices investigate and settle or prosecute unfair labor practice complaints; actively encouraging, as part of the Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, the use of alternative dispute resolution technique at every step; ensure compliance with all unfair labor practice orders issued by the Authority; receive and process representation petitions; and provide facilitation, intervention, training and education services to the parties. The General Counsel reviews all appeals of a Regional Director's decision not to issue an unfair labor practice complaint and establishes policies and procedures for processing unfair labor practice charges.
 
TYPES AND CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
 
Title: Office of General Counsel Representation Petitions or Unfair Labor Practice Charges
Requests for documents related to representation petitions or unfair labor practice charges should be addressed to the Regional Office where the petition or charge was filed. Documents in these cases can be examined at the appropriate Regional Office by appointment and after the authorization of the Regional Director. The following is a list of the FLRA's Regional Offices:
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Title: Office of General Counsel Decisions to Dismiss Unfair Labor Practice Charges
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Labor Relations Authority
1400 K Street, NW  Washington, DC  20424-0001
Hours of Service:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, M-F
Telephone: (202) 218-7910
Fax: (202) 482-6608
 
Requests for records concerning representation or unfair labor practice cases pending before or adjudicated by the Authority should be addressed to:

Case Intake and Publication
Federal Labor Relations Authority
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, D. C. 20424-0001
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, M - F
Phone: (202) 218-7740

 
THE FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL
 
The Federal Service Impasses Panel (the Panel) resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act. If bargaining between the parties, followed by mediation assistance, proves unsuccessful, the Panel has the authority to recommend procedures and to take whatever action it deems necessary to resolve the impasse. The Panel's staff also supports the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel in resolving impasses arising under the Foreign Service Act of 1980.
Requests for FSIP records should be addressed to:
  • Federal Service Impasses Panel
    1400 K Street, NW
    Washington DC 20424-0001
    Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, M - F
    Telephone: (202) 218-7790
    Fax: (202) 482-6674

TYPES AND CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Title: Federal Service Impasses Panel Case Files
These files contain the various documents created by and received by the Panel in the process of resolving impasses. The subscription service for obtaining FSIP decisions is available for purchase from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office.