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Written by Peter Broida, an expert in labor relations and longtime representative of agencies, unions and employees, the FLRA Guide is the standard reference on federal sector collective bargaining law and case law of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and its reviewing courts. This treatise tracks the Authority's unique role in labor relations examining the considerable complexities of negotiability, jurisdiction over federal-sector arbitration awards, collective bargaining requirements and unfair labor practice theory and remedies, as well as unit recognition, and the limitations of judicial review. It is updated annually with the most recent decisions and procedural revisions of the Authority and the courts.
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With analysis of 2016 and early 2017 decisions of the FLRA and its reviewing court and major developments during 2016 this edition includes an examination of:
- interference with union investigation of disciplinary cases;
- union Weingarten rights in investigations by agency security units identified under E.O. 12171;
- unit determination: personnel work;
- accretion of personnel, changes in recognition levels;
- proper assertion of agency objections to union information requests;
- resolution of negotiability and bargaining obligation disputes in a single proceeding;
- de minimis rule involving changes in working conditions;
- nonnegotiability of matters committed by statute to agency discretion;
- negotiability of employee access to military exchange facilities;
- more developments in the “covered by” doctrine;
- bias allegations against FLRA ALJs;
- status quo remedies;
- grievance, ULP remedial elections;
- timeliness of exceptions to arbitration awards, the doctrine of finality, and jurisdictional objections;
- timeliness of exceptions to emailed arbitration awards;
- awards that fail to resolve stipulated issues or establish remedies exceeding grievants’ claims;
- adequacy of arbitrators’ justifications for awards of back pay;
- awards involving competitive selections for supervisory positions;
- FLSA and FEPA overtime payment criteria, and liquidated damages;
- due process in disciplinary actions;
- disability discrimination awards;
- counsel fee awards and the Laffey rate;
- propriety of Allen criteria for future evaluation of counsel fee awards.
For over 30 years, federal sector practitioners, labor relations advisors and arbitrators have relied on the FLRA Guide as the standard reference for substantive and procedural guidance on topics including:
- Federal Labor Relations Authority Structure and Jurisdiction
- Unit Determinations and Elections—including excluded positions, representation proceedings, and unit clarification and changes
- Labor Organizations—including responsibilities, official time, and rights to information
- Procedures For Negotiability Determinations
- Substantive Limitations on Negotiability Determinations—including employment conditions, compelling need determinations, government-wide regulations and management rights
- Specific Applications of Negotiability Determinations—including location and hours of work, training, work assignments, leave, discipline, pay, promotions, appointments, safety, EEO considerations, RIFs, performance, union rights and grievances
- Federal Services Impasses Panel
- Unfair Labor Practices—including union and management violations, procedures and remedies
- Review of Arbitration Awards—including precluded matters, elections of remedies, awards, jurisdiction, procedure, grounds for review and counsel fee awards
- Administrative Reconsideration and Judicial Review
The FLRA Guide is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. Also included are a detailed table of contents, case table, bibliography, and index.
The CD-ROM version contains a .pdf file that provides many useful features. Hyperlinks allow the reader to move quickly between the Table of Contents and Index entries and the corresponding portions of the text. Internal hyperlinks serve as a cross-reference feature within the text. Major cases are linked to internet cites so that the entire case can be viewed.