The FLRA General Counsel, Joe Swerdzewski, today announced the appointment of two Regional Attorneys: Charlotte Dye in the Dallas Regional Office and Timothy Sullivan in the Denver Regional Office.
As Regional Attorneys, Ms. Dye and Mr. Sullivan will be responsible for managing all of the legal work for the Region, including using traditional and alternative dispute resolution techniques to investigate, settle or prosecute unfair labor practice charges and to process representation petitions. The Dallas Regional Office covers Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Panama. The Denver Regional Office covers Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Idaho, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and Nevada.
Ms. Dye and Mr. Sullivan are both experienced labor relations professionals who have most recently served the FLRA as Dispute Resolution Specialists. Ms. Dye received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University Center for Public Service. In addition to her work for the FLRA, Ms. Dye is a volunteer mediator and handles pro bono civil cases. She also holds the position of Vice-President for the Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Sullivan received a Juris Doctor, with Distinction, from the University of Oklahoma in 1987. Prior to beginning his career with the FLRA in 1987, he completed an internship program with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, working in areas of international law and trial defense. In addition to his work with the FLRA, Mr. Sullivan volunteers as a tutor and a mediator.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million federal employees worldwide, 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,500 bargaining units. The Office of the General Counsel is the independent investigative and prosecutorial component of the FLRA. The FLRA's seven Regional Offices, which are under the direction of the General Counsel, are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.