FLRA Strategic Plan & Performance Goals

The FLRA is an independent administrative federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (also known as the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute) (the Statute).   The Statute allows certain non-postal federal employees to organize, bargain collectively, and to participate through labor organizations of their choice in decisions affecting their working lives. 

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.  Those five primary responsibilities are:

  1. Resolving complaints of unfair labor practices (ULP)  

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

  3. Adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards (ARB)  

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

  5. Resolving impasses during negotiations (Impasse)