The General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) proposes to revise the regulations regarding the prevention, resolution, and investigation of unfair labor practice (ULP) disputes (part 2423, subpart A). The purpose of the proposed revisions is to facilitate dispute resolution and to simplify, clarify, and improve the processing of ULP charges. Implementation of the proposed changes will enhance the purposes and policies of the Federal Service Labor- Management Relations Statute (Statute) by preventing ULP disputes, resolving disputes that arise, and fully investigating and taking determinative action in disputes that are not resolved. The proposed revisions implement the FLRA's agency-wide collaboration and alternative dispute resolution initiative to assist labor and management parties in developing collaborative relationships, and to provide dispute resolution services in ULP, representation, negotiability, impasses, and arbitration cases pending before the Office of the General Counsel, the three Authority Members, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel. In addition, two definitions of terms used only in subpart A of part 2423 are proposed in part 2421, and it is proposed that one section in part 2429 be clarified in light of the proposed revisions to subpart A of part 2423.
Agency Contact: Regulatory Information: David L.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on October 19, 1998.