FLRA Office of the General Counsel Announces Regional Office Town Hall Meeting Schedule (May 16, 2012)

The Federal Labor Relations Authority’s (FLRA’s) Office of General Counsel (OGC) will hold a series of summer Town Hall meetings in each of its Regional Office cities, General Counsel Julia Akins Clark announced today.  These public meetings will provide an introduction to OGC ’s information and training resources, an FLRA Unfair Labor Practice and Representation case law update, and a Question and Answer session with the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and Regional Director.  As an added bonus, local Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service representatives will introduce their services, including specialized training and facilitation services aimed at improving labor management cooperative relationships.  According to General Counsel Clark, “It is fitting this year as we celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Federal sector collective bargaining, that we honor the legacy of productive labor-management relations by providing management and labor representatives with clear, up-to-date, and cost-effective web-based information resources and training tools.  OGC’s new web-based resources will help labor and management representatives use the collective-bargaining relationship to facilitate effective and efficient delivery of government services to the American people.” Most recently, the OGC released a web-based statutory training that Federal employees and the public can access from any computer via the internet.  The Town Hall meetings will introduce participants to this new web-based course and to the OGC’s current and upcoming information and training resources.  The meetings will also update participants on case law developments, and give them a chance to interact with OGC Presidential and career leaders and staff.  For the schedule and registration information, please view the full announcement by clicking here.