GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON DEVELOPING A LABOR RELATIONS STRATEGIC PLAN

 

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424
September 24, 1999 · PR 113-99
Contact: Patty Reilly
202-482-6500

GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON DEVELOPING A LABOR RELATIONS STRATEGIC PLAN

The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Joseph Swerdzewski, today issued a Guidance Memorandum to the FLRA's Regional Directors on how to assist union officials and management representatives in developing effective labor relations strategic plans to successfully deal with each other in the work place.

In making this Guidance available to the public, General Counsel Swerdzewski commented: "Much of labor relations in the Federal sector is reactive, with little or no planning involved. A labor relations strategic plan is a way to allow the parties to move away from simply reacting to each other, towards an approach where they can identify their labor relations goals, determine the strategy needed to reach those goals, and develop the actions needed to carry out that strategy. These plans can help parties achieve short term goals, such as dealing with stalled contract negotiations, significant backlogs