The FLRA exercises leadership under the Statute to promote stable, constructive labor relations that contribute to a more effective and efficient Government.  The FLRA mission is to carry out five (5) primary statutory responsibilities as efficiently as possible and in a manner that gives full effect to the rights afforded employees and agencies under the Statute. The five primary statutory responsibilities are:

  1. Resolving complaints of unfair labor practices (ULPs)  

  2. Determining the appropriateness of units for labor organization representation (REP)

  3. Adjudicating exceptions to arbitrators' awards (ARB)  

  4. Adjudicating legal issues relating to the duty to bargain (NEG)

  5. Resolving impasses during negotiations (Impasse)

In order to perform the many and varied functions in administering and enforcing the Statute, the FLRA is organized into three distinct components: the Authority, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel. All components support and engage in collaboration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) activities as an integral part of their program.


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