Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR) Supplemental Letter

July 7, 2000

Sylvia M. Mathews
Deputy Director
Office of Management and Budget
Washington, DC 20503

Dear Ms. Mathews:

On June 22, 2000, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) submitted its Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act inventory of commercial activities performed by Federal employees. The purpose of this letter is to supplement that submission by providing certain additional information which we have been advised is required.

Annual Management Report

The FLRA is an independent regulatory agency responsible for directing the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-postal Federal employees world-wide, nearly 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in approximately 2,200 bargaining units. The FLRA is charged by the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) with: providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance relating to Federal sector labor-management relations; resolving disputes arising among Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees; and ensuring compliance with the Statute. The total employee complement during FY 1999 was 212.7 full time equivalents (FTE's), approximately 80 percent of whom are performing inherently governmental activities related to the program we administer. To complete FLRA's FY 1999 FAIR Act inventory, we extensively reviewed the entire agency employment complement. At that point, we had already contracted with private sector vendors for computer system programming and help desk functions. Additionally, we also had already contracted with other Federal agenc