FLRA and FMCS to Provide Regional Trainings on Partnership Order
In a press release issued yesterday, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced that it was partnering with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to offer training on the implementation of Executive Order 13522, Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services.
According to the release, the training program is “designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of bargaining rights and obligations under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.” Participants must attend the program with a management counterpart so that both parties leave with a working understanding of how to implement the Executive Order.
“I encourage NFFE’s Local and Council leaders to take full advantage of the opportunity to work with management to build a better workplace,” said NFFE National President William R. Dougan.
The two-day training begins with a review of bargaining rights and obligations under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, particularly section 7106(b)(1), as well as pre-decisional involvement. Day two will focus on the basics of building and maintaining a partnership that meets the goals of the Executive Order.
The trainings will be held in cities housing the FLRA’s seven regional offices throughout May and June of this year. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend this training, though a second offering of the program may occur between July and September. To register for the training program, fill out the registration form here.