FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424
March 8, 1996 · PR 106-96
Contact: Helenann Hirsch
GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES CUSTOMER INFORMATION PACKET ON THE FLRA'S NEW
REPRESENTATION REGULATIONS AND THE REPRESENTATION PROCESS
As part of its continuing efforts to provide quality customer service, the FLRA's Office of the
General Counsel today issued an information packet about the FLRA's revamped
representation regulations and the representation process. The new representation
regulations go into effect on March 15, 1996.
"By helping agencies and unions understand the new regulations and the representation
process, the customer information packet we're issuing today will make it quicker and easier
to resolve union representation questions, " said FLRA General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski.
"This is particularly important during this time of government-wide reorganization and
downsizing when representation questions, such as which employees are represented in a
bargaining unit and which union the agency must bargain with, proliferate."
In addition to including a copy of the new representation petition form, the new regulations,
and a listing of the FLRA's Regional Offices, the packet also includes information discussing
the representation process in an easy-to-read question and answer format. After addressing
the most significant changes to the representation regulations, the discussion goes on to
cover a multitude of topics, including the "who, what, where, how and why" of:
- filing and processing a petition;
- party and notification issues;
- intervention, cross petitions, and challenges; and
- hearings, decisions, elections and results.
For a copy of the customer information packet, call (202) 482-6680, extension 202, or fax
your request to (202) 482-6608.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for over 1.9 million federal employees world-wide. The FLRA's
Office of General Counsel, through its regional offices, supervises union elections and
processes representation petitions. The 3-member Authority resolves representation cases
concerning union elections and bargaining unit determinations.