The Statute: § 7105. Powers and duties of the Authority



      (a)(1)     The Authority shall provide leadership in establishing policies and guidance relating to matters under this chapter, and, except as otherwise provided, shall be responsible for carrying out the purpose of this chapter.

      (2)     The Authority shall, to the extent provided in this chapter and in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Authority--

      (A)     determine the appropriateness of units for labor organization representation under section 7112 of this title;
      (B)     supervise or conduct elections to determine whether a labor organization has been selected as an exclusive representative by a majority of the employees in an appropriate unit and otherwise administer the provisions of section 7111 of this title relating to the according of exclusive recognition to labor organizations;
      (C)     prescribe criteria and resolve issues relating to the granting of national consultation rights under section 7113 of this title;
      (D)     prescribe criteria and resolve issues relating to determining compelling need for agency rules or regulations under section 7117(b) of this title;
      (E)     resolve issues relating to the duty to bargain in good faith under section 7117(c) of this title;
      (F)     prescribe criteria relating to the granting of consultation rights with respect to conditions of employment under section 7117(d) of this title;
      (G)     conduct hearings and resolve complaints of unfair labor practices under section 7118 of this title;
      (H)     resolve exceptions to arbitrator's awards under section 7122 of this title; and
      (I)     take such other actions as are necessary and appropriate to effectively administer the provisions of this chapter.

      (b)     The Authority shall adopt an official seal which shall be judicially noticed.

      (c)     The principal office of the Authority shall be in or about the District of Columbia, but the Authority may meet and exercise any or all of its powers at any time or place. Except as otherwise e