The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is inviting customer input on a significant representation issue arising in a case currently pending before the Authority: National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Island, Virginia, Case No. WA-RP-13-0052, 67 FLRA 258 (2014) (Member DuBester concurring). The Authority order granting review in pertinent part can be found here. This case raises a legal question of first impression concerning whether §7111(f)(3) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and §2422.12(d) of the Authority's Regulations apply to decertification petitions filed by individuals. For the full announcement, click here.
The FLRA Announces President Obama's Nomination of Julia Akins Clark to Serve Second Term as General Counsel (February 13, 2014)
Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) Chairman Carol Waller Pope is pleased to announce that, on February 12, 2014, President Obama nominated Julia Akins Clark for a second term as the General Counsel of the FLRA. Ms. Clark was appointed by President Obama on August 10, 2009, after unanimous Senate confirmation. She received her J.D. in 1980 from the American University, Washington College of Law, and her B.A. in 1977 from Oklahoma Baptist University. For the full announcement, click here.
President Obama Reappoints Chairman and Members to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (December 20, 2013)
The FLRA is pleased to announce that President Obama announced the reappointment of Mary Jacksteit as Chairman, and Martin H. Malin and Donald S. Wasserman as Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel), an independent entity within the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Chairman Pope expressed her pleasure at the announcement, and looks forward to continuing to work with Chairman Jacksteit and the Panel Members in accomplishing the FLRA's important mission. For the full announcement, click here.
The FLRA Announces Appointments of Chairman Carol Waller Pope Member Ernest DuBester and Member Patrick Pizzella (November 12, 2013)
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is pleased to announce that today Carol Waller Pope and Patrick Pizzella were sworn in as Members of the FLRA. They join Member Ernest DuBester, who was appointed to a second term after having served as FLRA Chairman since January 2013. Today's appointments complete the membership of the FLRA's Authority component, which lacked a quorum for all of 2013. All were nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate last month. For the full announcement, click here.
FLRA Office of the General Counsel Announces Two Web-Based Trainings on Representation Case Issues (August 1, 2013)
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is pleased to announce that two web-based interactive courses on representation case issues are now available on-line. The courses are, “Impact of Reorganization on Bargaining Units” and “Statutory Exclusions from Bargaining Units.” For the full announcement, click here.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced today the first set of 1-day sessions of its new negotiability-training program. The training sessions follow the recent issuance of the Guide to Negotiability Under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, and are another step in the FLRA’s efforts to inform the labor-management community about the negotiability process and relevant legal principles. The training sessions will address: (1) negotiability terms and concepts; (2) the negotiability process; (3) the bases for dismissing negotiability petitions; and (4) some substantive issues that frequently arise in negotiability cases, including management rights. For the full announcement, click here
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced today the issuance of the Guide to Negotiability Under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Guide). Through an April 22, 2013 press release, and at the Society of Federal Labor and Employment Relations Professionals’ Annual Symposium, the FLRA solicited input on a first draft of the Guide, as well as on an accompanying slide presentation. The FLRA considered the feedback that it received and, as a result, made many changes in the version of the Guide that issued today. For the full announcement, click here.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has developed draft negotiability-training materials – specifically, a