GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES FACILITATION, INTERVENTION, TRAINING AND EDUCATION POLICY

 

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

June 18, 1997 · PR 112-97
Contact: Kim Weaver
202-482-6500

GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES FACILITATION, INTERVENTION, TRAINING AND EDUCATION POLICY

FLRA General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski today issued a policy to the Regional Directors governing facilitation, intervention, training and education (FITE) services provided by the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The FITE policy is the OGC implementation of the Federal Labor Relations Authority's agency-wide Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) initiative to assist labor and management parties develop collaborative relationships, and to provide dispute resolution services in unfair labor practice, representation, negotiability, impasses and arbitration cases pending before the OGC, the three Authority Members, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

The FITE policy furthers the OGC mission of providing leadership in promoting stable and productive labor-management relationships in the Federal sector by:

  • Ensuring understanding of, and compliance with, the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute;
  • Assisting the parties in developing consensual problem-solving skills to reduce their reliance on adversarial methods;
  • Enabling Federal agencies in partnership with Federal unions to deliver the highest quality services; and</