Please note that Friday, January 20, 2017, is a federal holiday for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  The following FLRA offices will not be open to accept in-person case filings or to respond to phone calls on that day:  the Authority’s Case Intake and Publication Office, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Washington Regional Office, OGC Headquarters (Appeals), and the Federal Service Impasses Panel.  The FLRA’s eFiling System remains available.         

How can I determine the "filing date" for a document?

If a document is filed by mail, then the Authority will consider it filed on the date the document is postmarked. However, if there is no postmark on the envelope, then the Authority considers the document filed five days prior to receipt by the Authority. If the filing is deposited with a commercial delivery service that will provide a record showing the date the document was tendered to the delivery service, then it shall be considered filed on the date when the matter served is deposited with the commercial delivery service. If the document is filed by personal delivery or fax, then it is considered filed with the Authority on the date that it is received by the Authority.