FLRA and FMCS Announce Additional Labor-Management Partnership Order Trainings


The Federal Labor Relations Authority, Office of General Counsel and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service are pleased to announce the scheduling of additional joint training on implementing Executive Order 13522, Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services.

The two-day training program is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of bargaining rights and obligations under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. Participants should attend the program with their bargaining counterparts so that management and union representatives will have a common understanding and shared experience of the information and skills needed for effective labor management forums.

Day One will cover bargaining rights and obligations under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, particularly section 7106(b)(1), as well as Pre-Decisional Involvement—defining and establishing processes to involve employees, through their union representatives, prior to final decisions being made on agency initiatives.

Day Two will be devoted to the fundamentals of establishing and maintaining an effective Labor Management Forum that meets the goals of the Executive Order, including forum design, agendas, consensual decision-making, facilitation, and other techniques for ensuring committee success.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited, with each session limited to 18 two-person teams (labor and management). Pre-Registration is required, and early registration is recommended. You will be notified if you are registered for the training, and added to the email notification list for future training sessions. In the event that registration closes before receipt of your registration form, we will notify you if space becomes available due to cancellations. This information and the course registration form can be found at http://www.flra.gov/OGC_Training.