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), 5 U.S.C. §§ 7101-7135. The Statute allows certain non-postal federal employees to organize, to bargain collectively, and to participate through labor organizations of their choice in decisions affecting their working lives.
The Statute defines and lists the rights of employees, labor organizations, and agencies to reflect the public interest's demand for the highest standards of employee performance and the efficient accomplishment of government operations. Id. § 7101(a)(2). Specifically, the Statute requires that its provisions "be interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirement of an effective and efficient Government." Id. § 7101(b).
- Agency Administration and Structure
- The Authority
- The Office of the General Counsel
- The Federal Service Impasses Panel
- The Foreign Service Labor Relations Board
- The Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel
- The Statute
- A Short History of the Statute
- Guide to the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Program (Archival)