FLRA EXPEDITES RESOLVING DISPUTES

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

November 1, 1999 · PR 115-99
Contact: Patty Reilly
202-482-6500

FLRA EXPEDITES RESOLVING DISPUTES

The Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), Phyllis N. Segal, reporting on Fiscal Year 1999 accomplishments, announced today that the Agency has successfully achieved improvements identified as needed by its customers in a 1998 Customer Survey. (See Press Release 117-98).

The Survey's respondents voiced concern about the length of time before disputes filed with the FLRA are resolved, while generally according high marks to FLRA's case processing and other services. In FY 1999, all components of the FLRA set ambitious goals, and met the challenge of more quickly delivering high quality decisions and program services to resolve labor-management disputes.

The three-Member Authority significantly reduced the number of cases awaiting merits decisions for more than one year. During Fiscal Year 1999, this inventory was cut by more than half - to only 12 percent of the total caseload. In addition to issuing decisions in the longest-pending cases, the Authority reduced the period of tim