Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) online and reviewing our website privacy policy.  Our privacy policy explains how we handle the personally identifiable information (PII) that you provide to us when you visit us online to browse, obtain information, or conduct a transaction.

The FLRA will not collect personal information (your name, a unique identifier, your Internet address, your mailing address, your telephone number, or financial information that you may provide us) when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information.  Even then, the personal information that you provide on the FLRA website will be used only for the purpose for which you provided it, as the FLRA does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.  The FLRA will revise or update the privacy policy if our practices change.  Please refer back to this privacy policy page for the latest information and the effective date(s).  Changes to the FLRA privacy policy will not be applicable retroactively.  All public-facing sites and forms covered by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, requesting personal information will display or link to the FLRA privacy notice.  The FLRA protects your information in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, P.L. 107-347, and the Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C. § 3301 et seq.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you browse through the FLRA website, read pages, or download information, our system temporarily logs the following information about your visit automatically:

  • Internet domain and Internet Protocol address
  • Type of browser and operating system used
  • Date and time you access our site
  • Content downloaded
  • Pages you visit
  • Geo-location the FLRA website is being accessed from

The FLRA collects and uses this information, which does not identify you personally, to make the FLRA site more useful to visitors, i.e., to learn about the number of visitors and the types of technology used to access the site.  The FLRA uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the statistical-only information indicated above.  The data is automatically sent to the Google Analytics system, and the system immediately aggregates the data.  Neither the FLRA nor Google have access to the specifics of any particular site that you visit.  Only the aggregate data from all users for a particular time period can be viewed.  The FLRA may use the aggregated data to share with our partners and contractors to help improve site-visitor experiences.  In some cases, the FLRA may share the information with other federal agencies as required in response to law enforcement requests.  The FLRA uses Google Analytics web measurement and customization technologies in accordance with OMB M-10-22 directive, “Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies.”

If You Send Us Personal Information

PII that you provide will be used only for purposes described at the point of collection.  If you provide contact information, FLRA staff may have a need to contact you to clarify your comment(s), provide information, respond to inquiries, or learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services.  If the FLRA stores your personal information in a system of records designed to retrieve information about you using a personal identifier(s) so that we may contact you, the FLRA will safeguard the information that you provide to us in accordance with the Privacy Act.  Forwarding of electronic forms or mail messages may occur for the aforementioned purpose(s).

If you choose to provide the FLRA with personal information via email or by submitting a form through the site, the FLRA will use that information to respond to your message and to help us obtain the information that you requested.  Please be aware that email may not necessarily be secure against interception.  The FLRA suggests that you do not send sensitive personal information (e.g., financial information; Social Security number, etc.) to us via email.  Rather, submission of data through the use of a secure program website, if available, or by U.S. mail, with the ability to track the information, is recommended.

The FLRA considers emails and electronic forms in the same regard as letters to the FLRA.  The FLRA does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you or to process cases to which the information relates.  The FLRA does not collect information for commercial marketing or creating individual profiles with the information that you provide.  The FLRA does not disclose, transfer, or sell PII to third parties, unless in accordance with the Privacy Act.  The FLRA will share the personal information that you provide to us with another government agency only  if your inquiry relates to that agency, or is required by law.


What is a Cookie?  Whenever you visit a website, the website can send a small piece of information called a cookie along with the information that you requested.  The main purpose of a cookie is to identify and customize web pages for you.  There are two kinds of cookies:

  1. Session cookie — A line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's memory.  A session cookie is never written to a drive, and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser.
  2. Persistent cookie — Saved to a file on your hard drive and is called up the next time you visit that website.  This lets the website remember what you were interested in the last time you visited.

The FLRA site creates only session cookies when you visit and destroys it as soon as you close your browser.

Privacy Impact Assessments and System of Record Notices

The Agency’s Privacy Impact Assessments may be found below:

·        E-Filing Case Management System PIA is available here.

·        General Support System Network PIA is available here.

·        E-Gov Travel Services 2 (Concur) PIA is available here

·        PRISM PIA is available here.   

The data collected in these systems may be used to distribute information to you, and to perform a multitude of administrative activities.

The FLRA's System of Records Notices under the Privacy Act may be found here.

Links to Other Sites

The FLRA’s website contains links to other government agencies, private organizations, and some commercial entities, solely for users' information and convenience.  These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices.  Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site.  All federal websites, however, are subject to the same policy, security, and accessibility mandates.

Mobile Devices/Application

The FLRA’s policies remain in effect when you browse  the website on a mobile device.

The FLRA will revise its mobile device/application policy if our practices change.  Please refer back to this page for the latest information and the effective date(s).

Site Security

The FLRA takes the security of all PII very seriously.  Precautions are taken to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information that we collect at this site.  Security procedures include access controls designed to limit access to the information to the extent necessary to accomplish the agency's mission, as well as security technologies to protect the information stored within FLRA systems.  The FLRA regularly conducts security tests to ensure that the site’s security continues to be operational and effective.

Social Network Comments Policy

The FLRA currently does not participate in social networking sites.   


The FLRA maintains this website to enhance public access to FLRA information.  This is a service that is continually under development.  While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees.  We will make an effort to correct errors brought to our attention.  Users should be aware that the information available on this website may not reflect official positions of the FLRA.

Electronic Case Filings

The FLRA strongly encourages parties and other persons to use the Agency's E-Filing System to file selected documents.

To file a case using the FLRA's eFiling System, click hereFor more information about filing a case using the FLRA's eFiling System, including instructions on how to register and create a User Profile, click here.  You can also check out a list of FAQs here


Last updated January 7, 2016