FLRA INVITES CUSTOMER INPUT ON PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGES

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

May 31, 1996 · PR 110-96
Contact: Helenann Hirsch
202-482-6500

FLRA INVITES CUSTOMER INPUT ON PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGES

The Federal Labor Relations Authority today announced that it was publishing two Federal Register Notices asking for customer input on a series of proposed procedural changes aimed at providing easier access to FLRA services and making its regulations more user-friendly.

The Federal Service Impasses Panel

The Federal Service Impasses Panel is proposing revamped regulations and seeking customer comments about the:

  • use of fax filing and private delivery services;
  • authority of private arbitrators to address duty-to-bargain questions;
  • range of options available to the Panel to resolve an impasse;
  • prompt approval of joint requests for binding arbitration;
  • requirements for terminating or establishing flexible and compressed work schedules; and
  • availability of subpoenas in Panel proceedings.

For further information about the Panel’s proposed regulations, contact Linda Lafferty, Executive Director, (202) 482-6670.

The Authority and the Office of the General Counsel

The FLRA is also considering other regulation changes, seeking customer input on a range of questions about:

  • fax filings and service of documents on the parties and with the Authority, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the General Counsel, and the Regional Directors;
  • the use of private delivery services.

For further information about these issues, contact James Adams, Acting Director, Case Control Office, (202) 482-6540.

Written comments for both notices, which will be published in the June 5, 1996 Federal Register, must be received by the close of business on July 5, 1996.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for over 1.9 million federal employees worldwide, over 1.3 million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,200 bargaining units. The FLRA fulfills its mission through three major operational components: the Authority -- the three-member quasi-judicial component, which also includes the Office of Administrative Law Judges; the Office of General Counsel -- the independent investigative and prosecutorial component, which includes the Regional Directors; and the Federal Service Impasses Panel -- the independent panel that resolves negotiation impasses.

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