General Counsel Kiko Announces Newly-Developed Statutory Training Program (1/10/07)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2007

General Counsel Kiko Announces
Newly-Developed Statutory Training Program

General Counsel Colleen Duffy Kiko announced today the development of a unified, nation-wide statutory training program to be presented in the upcoming year. This announcement comes after a long process of reviewing existing training programs, assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and drawing on the expertise of the Regional Offices to develop a thorough and current program.

This new program is consistent with the long tradition of offering training programs on the rights and obligations under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. General Counsel Kiko believes that education is a tool that can be useful in promoting healthy labor-management relations programs in the federal sector.

The training program will be presented regularly at the Regional Offices. This is intended to replace the past practice of staff traveling to various cities to meet the many and varied ad hoc training requests of labor organizations and agencies. It is a more focused, regular, and predictable schedule. The training is free to all participants. The one-day training program will provide a Basic Statutory Training program and will consist of classroom instruction, case exercises, and interactive discussions. More advanced training courses are being contemplated.

Parties may register for the training with one of the Regional Offices listed below. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, pe