Negotiability Forms

eFiling

The Authority prefers that parties use the Authority's eFiling system.  However, copies of the standard negotiability-proceeding forms are available below for parties wishing to file by mail.

The Guide to Negotiability contains useful information about the negotiability process, including diagrams of the pre-petition process and the filing process.

Forms

All forms must be filed with the Office of Case Intake and Publication.  The forms are intended to help parties file complete, accurate, and timely negotiability appeals with the Authority.  Although the forms are optional, they provide a convenient format to organize the information required by the FLRA's Regulations for negotiability filings.  If you are unable to download the forms, contact the Office of Case Intake and Publication.

Parties require different forms depending on whether the negotiability petition concerns a proposal or a provision.  For information about the differences between a proposal and a provision, click here or see the Guide to Negotiability.

Proposal Cases

Union Forms

  • Petition for Review (Proposals):  The Union's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to initiate a negotiability proceeding and to provide the Agency with notice that the Union requests a decision from the Authority that specific contract language is negotiable.
  • Union Response (Proposals):  The Union's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to respond to the Agency's Statement of Position.

Agency Forms

  • Statement of Position (Proposals):  The Agency's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to respond to the Union's petition for review and to inform both the Authority and the Union's representative why the Agency contends that specific contract language is not negotiable.
  • Agency Reply (Proposals):  The Agency's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to reply to new issues raised for the first time in the Union's Response to the Agency's Statement of Position.

Provision Cases

Union Forms

  • Petition for Review (Provisions):  The Union's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to initiate a negotiability proceeding and to provide the Agency with notice that the Union requests a decision from the Authority that a specific provision is legal.
  • Union Response (Provisions):  The Union's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to respond to the Agency's Statement of Position.

Agency Forms

  • Statement of Position (Provisions):  The Agency's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to respond to a Union's petition for review and to inform both the Authority and the Union's representative why the Agency Head contends that specific contract language is illegal.
  • Agency Reply (Provisions):  The Agency's representative uses this form (fillable PDF, Word) to reply to new issues raised for the first time in the Union's Response to the Agency's Statement of Position.