FSA 22 USC 4102 - Definitions


As used in this subchapter, the term - (1) "Authority" means the Federal Labor Relations Authority, described in section 7104(a) of title 5; (2) "Board" means the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board, established by section 4106(a) of this title; (3) "collective bargaining" means the performance of the mutual obligation of the management representative of the Department and of the exclusive representative of employees to meet at reasonable times and to consult and bargain in a good-faith effort to reach agreement with respect to the conditions of employment affecting employees, and to execute, if requested by either party, a written document incorporating any collective bargaining agreement reached, but this obligation does not compel either party to agree to a proposal or to make a concession; (4) "collective bargaining agreement" means an agreement entered into as a result of collective bargaining under the provisions of this subchapter; (5) "conditions of employment" means personnel policies, practices, and matters, whether established by regulation or otherwise, affecting working conditions, but does not include policies, practices, and matters - (A) relating to political activities prohibited abroad or prohibited under subchapter III of chapter 73 of title 5; (B) relating to the designation or classification of any position under section 3981 of this title; (C) to the extent such matters are specifically provided for by Federal statute; or (D) relating to Government-wide or multiagency responsibility of the Secretary affecting the rights, benefits, or obligations of individuals employed in agencies other than those which are authorized to utilize the Fo