U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority

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The Authority

About us

The Authority is a quasi-judicial body with three full-time Members who the President appoints for fixed, five-year terms, with the advice and consent of the Senate.  The President designates one Member to serve as the FLRA Chairman, and as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the agency.  The FLRA Chairman also chairs the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board.

What we do

The Authority adjudicates:  unfair labor practice disputes in which an Administrative Law Judge has issued a decision to which exceptions have been filed; applications for review of decisions and orders issued in representation matters; exceptions to grievance-arbitration awards; and negotiability disputes arising during collective bargaining.  

Consistent with its statutory charge to provide leadership in establishing policies and guidance to participants in the federal labor-management relations program, the Authority also assists federal agencies and unions in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute through statutory training of parties.