FOIA Contact Page

 

The Federal Labor Relations Authority has a decentralized system for handling FOIA requests. All FOIA requests should be addressed directly to the component that maintains the records you are seeking.  A description of the functions of the FLRA components is set forth briefly below and can also be found in more detail at:  FLRA Administration and Structure

 

You can use the information set forth below to call and ask questions about general FOIA processing or if you have concerns about your pending FOIA request.

 

  

Chief FOIA Officer:

 

Fred B. Jacob, Solicitor
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Office of the Solicitor
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20424
Telephone:  (202) 218-7770
Fax:  (202) 343-1007
Email: 
solmail@flra.gov

 

FOIA Public Liaison: 

Gina Grippando
Chief, Case Intake and Publication 

Federal Labor Relations Authority

1400 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20424

Telephone:  202-218-7740

Fax: 202-482-6657

Email:  solmail@flra.gov

 

If you are not certain which component has the records you are seeking, you should send your request to the Office of the Solicitor, which will then forward your request to the component(s) it believes are most likely to maintain the records you seek. That address is:

 

Office of the Solicitor

Federal Labor Relations Authority
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20424
Telephone:  (202) 218-7770
Fax:  (202) 343-1007
Email:  solmail@flra.gov


All other requests should be sent directly to the FLRA components at the addresses set out below.

 

The Authority -- Requests for Authority records should specify that Authority records are being sought and should be addressed to:

 

Office of the Solicitor

Federal Labor Relations Authority

1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20424
Telephone:  (202) 218-7770
Fax:  (202) 343-1007
Email:  solmail@flra.gov

 

Component Description:
The Authority is a quasi-judicial body with three full-time Members who are appointed for five-year terms by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. One Member is designated by the President to serve as Chairman of the Authority and as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the FLRA. As the FLRA's chief executive and administrative officer, the FLRA Chairman is responsible for decisions regarding agency-wide administrative functions, such as purchasing, human resources, budgeting, finance, information technology, leasing of office space, and agency performance management.  The Chairman carries out these duties through the Office of the Executive Director.  The Chairman also chairs the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board.


In addition to its responsibility for immediate Authority staffing, the Authority Members are also responsible for appointing Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) to hear and prepare decisions in cases involving alleged unfair labor practices, as well as decisions involving applications for attorney fees filed pursuant to the Back Pay Act or the Equal Access to Justice Act.  The FLRA also provides full staff support to two other organizations -- the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel and the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board (created by the Foreign Service Act of 1980).   

 

The Authority adjudicates disputes arising under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), decides cases concerning the negotiability of collective-bargaining-agreement proposals, appeals concerning unfair labor practices and representation petitions, and exceptions to grievance-arbitration awards.

  

Office of the General Counsel -- Requests for Office of the General Counsel (OGC) records should specify that OGC records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Office of the General Counsel

Federal Labor Relations Authority

1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20424
Telephone:  (202) 218-7910
Fax:  (202) 482-6608
Email:  ogcmail@flra.gov

 

Component Description:
The OGC is the FLRA's independent investigator and prosecutor.  The General Counsel (GC), who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for a five-year term, is responsible for the general, day-to-day management of the OGC, including the management of the FLRA's seven Regional Offices located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.  The OGC is initially responsible for processing unfair-labor-practice (ULP) allegations and representation matters filed with the FLRA.  As to ULP matters, cases originate in the Regional Offices through the filing of a charge.  After an investigation, the OGC Regional Director determines whether to dismiss or prosecute ULP charges, although the GC retains ultimate prosecutorial discretion.  The GC also decides appeals of a Regional Director's decision not to issue a ULP complaint.  The Regional Offices also ensure compliance with all ULP orders issued by the Authority.  The resolution of representation matters includes, among other things, conducting elections and making appropriate unit determinations. 

 

OGC Regional Offices -- 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.  The following is a list of the FLRA's Regional Offices:

 

  • Atlanta Regional Office
    225 Peachtree Center Avenue, Suite 1950
    Atlanta, GA 30303-17300
    Telephone: (404) 331-5300
    Fax: (404) 331-5280
    Email:  aromail@flra.gov

 

·                                     Boston Regional Office

               Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., Federal Building

    10 Causeway Street, Suite 472
    Boston, MA 02222
    Telephone: (617) 565-5100
    Fax: (617) 565-6262
    Email:  bromail@flra.gov

 

  • Chicago Regional Office
    224 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 445
    Chicago, IL 60604-2505
    Telephone: (312) 886-3465
    Fax: (312) 886-5977
    Email:  cromail@flra.gov

 

  • Dallas Regional Office
    525 Griffin Street, Suite 926, LB 107
    Dallas, TX 75202-1906
    Telephone: (214) 767-6266
    Fax: (214) 767-0156
    Email:  daromail@flra.gov

 

  • Denver Regional Office
    1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 446
    Denver, CO 80204-3581
    Telephone: (303) 844-5224
    Fax: (303) 844-2774
    Email:  deromail@flra.gov

 

  • San Francisco Regional Office
    901 Market Street, Suite 470
    San Francisco, CA 94103-1791
    Telephone: (415) 356-5000
    Fax: (415) 356-5017
    Email:  sromail@flra.gov 

 

  • Washington Regional Office
    1400 K Street, NW, 2nd Fl
    Washington, DC 25424-0001
    Telephone: (202) 357-6029
    Fax: (202) 482-6724
    Email:  wromail@flra.gov

 

The Federal Service Impasses Panel -- Requests for Federal Service Impasses Panel (the Panel) records should specify that Panel records are being sought and should be addressed to:

The Federal Service Impasses Panel

Federal Labor Relations Authority
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20424
Telephone:  (202) 218-7790
Fax:  (202) 482-6674
Email:  fsipmail@flra.gov

 

Component Description:
The Panel has seven Presidential appointees who serve on a part-time basis, one of whom serves as Chairman. The Panel resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment under the Statute, the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act, and the Panama Canal Act of 1979. 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.

 

Office of the Inspector General -- Requests for Office of the Inspector General (OIG) records should specify that IG records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Office of the Inspector General
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20424
Telephone: (202) 218-7755 or (202) 218-7744
Fax: (202) 343-1072
Email: oigmail@flra.gov

 

Component Description:
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (IG Act) establishes the responsibilities and duties of the OIG which provides for an independent Inspector General (IG). The office provides leadership in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in FLRA programs and addressing fraud, waste, and abuse. The IG reports directly to the Chairman of the FLRA and Congress. As set forth in the IG Act, the IG:

 

 • conducts and supervises investigations, internal reviews, audits and evaluations of the programs and operations of the FLRA;
• provides leadership and coordination, and recommends actions to management which (1) promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in agency programs and operations; and (2) prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of government resources;
• provides Hotline and IG assistance to FLRA and other Federal employees regarding systemic fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and
• keeps the Chairman, Authority management and the Congress fully informed regarding problems and deficiencies, as well as the necessity for and the progress of corrective action.