OGC Guidances

 Current OGC Guidances


Information Requests Guidance (October 2011)


Model form for Unions to Request Information from Agencies (October 2011)

Model form for Agencies to Respond to Union Information Requests (October 2011)


Electronic Notice Posting Guidance (May 2011)


OGC Historical Guidances  

Several previous OGC Guidances and Policies are currently undergoing review and revision.  Until such time as new Guidance is developed, the following links are provided to historical versions.  This is provided for informational purposes only as the guidance provided may not be the view of the current General Counsel.  Once a review of a Guidance or Policy has been completed, it will be posted on this page.

Meetings Guidance -- Table of Contents (2001)

  1. Part 1 - General Overview
  2. Part 2 - Formal Discussions and Appendix A case list
  3. Part 3 - Investigatory Examinations and Appendix B case list
  4. Part 4 - Bypasses, grievances under the negotiated grievance procedure, and respresentation rights created by contract and past practices and Appendix C Bypass Case List and Appendix D Contract Representation  Rights Case List and Appendix E Past Practice Representation Rights Case List
  5. Appendix F - Meetings Decisional Analysis

Remedy Guidance (2000)

Developing a Labor Relations Strategic Plan (1999)

Applying the Requirements of the Federal ServiceLabor-Management Relations Statute to Processing Equal Employment Opportunity Complaints and Bargaining over Equal Employment Opportunity Matters (1999)

Scope of Bargaining (1998)

Pre-decisional Involvement (1997)

The Impact of Collective Bargaining Agreements on the Duty to Bargain and the Exercise of Other Statutory Rights (1997)

Duty of Fair Representation (1997)

Proper Descriptions of Bargaining Units and Identification of Parties to the Collective Bargaining Relationships in Certifications (1996)

The Duty to Bargain Over Programs Establishing Employee Involvement and Statutory Obligations When Selecting Employees For Work Groups (1995)


Office of the General Counsel Historical Policies

Facilitation, Intervention, Training and Education ("FITE") Policy (1997)

Quality in Processing Representation Petitions (1997)

Injunction Policy (1995)

Intervention Policy (1995)

Scope of Investigations Policy (1995)

Quality in Unfair Labor Practice Investigations Policy (1995)