Title 5

Volume 3 CHAPTER XIV SUBCHAP C

Subchapter C - Federal Labor Relations Authority And General Counsel Of The Federal Labor Relations Authority

5:3.0.9.7.10PART 2420
PART 2420 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
5:3.0.9.7.10.0.53.1SECTION 2420.1
     2420.1 Purpose and scope.
5:3.0.9.7.11PART 2421
PART 2421 - MEANING OF TERMS AS USED IN THIS SUBCHAPTER
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.1SECTION 2421.1
     2421.1 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.2SECTION 2421.2
     2421.2 Terms defined in 5 U.S.C. 7103(a); General Counsel; Assistant Secretary.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.3SECTION 2421.3
     2421.3 National consultation rights; consultation rights on Government-wide rules or regulations; exclusive recognition; unfair labor practices.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.4SECTION 2421.4
     2421.4 Activity.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.5SECTION 2421.5
     2421.5 Primary national subdivision.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.6SECTION 2421.6
     2421.6 Regional Director.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.7SECTION 2421.7
     2421.7 Executive Director.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.8SECTION 2421.8
     2421.8 Hearing Officer.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.9SECTION 2421.9
     2421.9 Administrative Law Judge.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.10SECTION 2421.10
     2421.10 Chief Administrative Law Judge.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.11SECTION 2421.11
     2421.11 Party.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.12SECTION 2421.12
     2421.12 Intervenor.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.13SECTION 2421.13
     2421.13 Certification.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.14SECTION 2421.14
     2421.14 Appropriate unit.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.15SECTION 2421.15
     2421.15 Secret ballot.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.16SECTION 2421.16
     2421.16 Showing of interest.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.17SECTION 2421.17
     2421.17 Regular and substantially equivalent employment.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.18SECTION 2421.18
     2421.18 Petitioner.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.19SECTION 2421.19
     2421.19 Eligibility period.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.20SECTION 2421.20
     2421.20 Election agreement.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.21SECTION 2421.21
     2421.21 Affected by issues raised.
5:3.0.9.7.11.0.53.22SECTION 2421.22
     2421.22 Determinative challenged ballots.
5:3.0.9.7.12PART 2422
PART 2422 - REPRESENTATION PROCEEDINGS
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.1SECTION 2422.1
     2422.1 What is your purpose for filing a petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.2SECTION 2422.2
     2422.2 Who may file a petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.3SECTION 2422.3
     2422.3 What information should you include in your petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.4SECTION 2422.4
     2422.4 What service requirements must you meet when filing a petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.5SECTION 2422.5
     2422.5 Where do you file petitions
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.6SECTION 2422.6
     2422.6 How are parties notified of the filing of a petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.7SECTION 2422.7
     2422.7 Will an activity or agency post a notice of filing of a petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.8SECTION 2422.8
     2422.8 What is required to file an intervention or cross-petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.9SECTION 2422.9
     2422.9 How is the adequacy of a showing of interest determined
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.10SECTION 2422.10
     2422.10 How do you challenge the validity of a showing of interest
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.11SECTION 2422.11
     2422.11 How do you challenge the status of a labor organization
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.12SECTION 2422.12
     2422.12 What circumstances does the Region consider to determine whether your petition is timely filed
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.13SECTION 2422.13
     2422.13 How are issues raised by your petition resolved
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.14SECTION 2422.14
     2422.14 What is the effect of your withdrawal or the Regional Director's dismissal of a petition
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.15SECTION 2422.15
     2422.15 Do parties have a duty to provide information and cooperate after a petition is filed
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.16SECTION 2422.16
     2422.16 May parties enter into election agreements, and if they do not will the Regional Director direct an election
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.17SECTION 2422.17
     2422.17 What are a notice of hearing and prehearing conference
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.18SECTION 2422.18
     2422.18 What is the purpose of a representation hearing and what procedures are followed
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.19SECTION 2422.19
     2422.19 When is it appropriate for a party to file a motion at a representation hearing
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.20SECTION 2422.20
     2422.20 What rights do parties have at a hearing
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.21SECTION 2422.21
     2422.21 What are the duties and powers of the Hearing Officer
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.22SECTION 2422.22
     2422.22 What are objections and exceptions concerning the conduct of the hearing
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.23SECTION 2422.23
     2422.23 What election procedures are followed
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.24SECTION 2422.24
     2422.24 What are challenged ballots
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.25SECTION 2422.25
     2422.25 When does the Region tally the ballots
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.26SECTION 2422.26
     2422.26 How are objections to the election processed
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.27SECTION 2422.27
     2422.27 How does the Region address determinative challenged ballots and objections
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.28SECTION 2422.28
     2422.28 When is a runoff election required
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.29SECTION 2422.29
     2422.29 How does the Region address an inconclusive election
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.30SECTION 2422.30
     2422.30 When does a Regional Director investigate a petition, issue notices of hearings, take actions, and issue Decisions and Orders
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.31SECTION 2422.31
     2422.31 When do you file an application for review of a Regional Director Decision and Order
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.32SECTION 2422.32
     2422.32 When does a Regional Director issue a certification or a revocation of certification
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.33SECTION 2422.33
     2422.33 Relief under part 2423 of this chapter.
5:3.0.9.7.12.0.53.34SECTION 2422.34
     2422.34 What are the parties' rights and obligations when a representation proceeding is pending
5:3.0.9.7.13PART 2423
PART 2423 - UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE PROCEEDINGS
5:3.0.9.7.13.0.53.1SECTION 2423.0
     2423.0 Applicability of this part.
5:3.0.9.7.13.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - Filing, Investigating, Resolving, and Acting on Charges
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.1SECTION 2423.1
     2423.1 Can a Regional Office help the parties resolve unfair labor practice disputes before a Regional Director decides whether to issue a complaint
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.2SECTION 2423.2
     2423.2 What Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services does the OGC provide
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.3SECTION 2423.3
     2423.3 Who may file charges
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.4SECTION 2423.4
     2423.4 What must you state in the charge and what supporting evidence and documents should you submit
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.5SECTION 2423.5
     2423.5 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.6SECTION 2423.6
     2423.6 What is the process for filing and serving copies of charges
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.7SECTION 2423.7
     2423.7 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.8SECTION 2423.8
     2423.8 How are charges investigated
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.9SECTION 2423.9
     2423.9 How are charges amended
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.10SECTION 2423.10
     2423.10 What actions may the Regional Director take with regard to your charge
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.11SECTION 2423.11
     2423.11 What happens if a Regional Director decides not to issue a complaint
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.12SECTION 2423.12
     2423.12 What types of settlements of unfair labor practice charges are possible after a Regional Director decides to issue a complaint but before issuance of a complaint
5:3.0.9.7.13.1.53.13SECTION 2423.13-2423.19
     2423.13-2423.19 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.13.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Post Complaint, Prehearing Procedures
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.1SECTION 2423.20
     2423.20 Issuance and contents of the complaint; answer to the complaint; amendments; role of Office of Administrative Law Judges.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.2SECTION 2423.21
     2423.21 Motions procedure.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.3SECTION 2423.22
     2423.22 Intervenors.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.4SECTION 2423.23
     2423.23 Prehearing disclosure.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.5SECTION 2423.24
     2423.24 Powers and duties of the Administrative Law Judge during prehearing proceedings.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.6SECTION 2423.25
     2423.25 Post complaint, prehearing settlements.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.7SECTION 2423.26
     2423.26 Stipulations of fact submissions.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.8SECTION 2423.27
     2423.27 Summary judgment motions.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.9SECTION 2423.28
     2423.28 Subpoenas.
5:3.0.9.7.13.2.53.10SECTION 2423.29
     2423.29 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.13.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Hearing Procedures
5:3.0.9.7.13.3.53.1SECTION 2423.30
     2423.30 General rules.
5:3.0.9.7.13.3.53.2SECTION 2423.31
     2423.31 Powers and duties of the Administrative Law Judge at the hearing.
5:3.0.9.7.13.3.53.3SECTION 2423.32
     2423.32 Burden of proof before the Administrative Law Judge.
5:3.0.9.7.13.3.53.4SECTION 2423.33
     2423.33 Posthearing briefs.
5:3.0.9.7.13.3.53.5SECTION 2423.34
     2423.34 Decision and record.
5:3.0.9.7.13.3.53.6SECTION 2423.35-2423.39
     2423.35-2423.39 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.13.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Post-Transmission and Exceptions to Authority Procedures
5:3.0.9.7.13.4.53.1SECTION 2423.40
     2423.40 Exceptions; oppositions and cross-exceptions; oppositions to cross-exceptions; waiver.
5:3.0.9.7.13.4.53.2SECTION 2423.41
     2423.41 Action by the Authority; compliance with Authority decisions and orders.
5:3.0.9.7.13.4.53.3SECTION 2423.42
     2423.42 Backpay proceedings.
5:3.0.9.7.13.4.53.4SECTION 2423.43-2423.49
     2423.43-2423.49 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.14PART 2424
PART 2424 - NEGOTIABILITY PROCEEDINGS
5:3.0.9.7.14.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - Applicability of This Part and Definitions
5:3.0.9.7.14.1.53.1SECTION 2424.1
     2424.1 Applicability of this part.
5:3.0.9.7.14.1.53.2SECTION 2424.2
     2424.2 Definitions.
5:3.0.9.7.14.1.53.3SECTION 2424.3-2424.9
     2424.3-2424.9 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.14.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Requesting and Providing Allegations Concerning the Duty To Bargain
5:3.0.9.7.14.2.53.1SECTION 2424.10
     2424.10 Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
5:3.0.9.7.14.2.53.2SECTION 2424.11
     2424.11 Requesting and providing written allegations concerning the duty to bargain.
5:3.0.9.7.14.2.53.3SECTION 2424.12-2424.19
     2424.12-2424.19 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.14.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Filing and Responding to a Petition for Review; Conferences
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.1SECTION 2424.20
     2424.20 Who may file a petition for review.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.2SECTION 2424.21
     2424.21 Time limits for filing a petition for review.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.3SECTION 2424.22
     2424.22 Exclusive representative's petition for review; purpose; content; severance; service.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.4SECTION 2424.23
     2424.23 Post-petition conferences; conduct and record.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.5SECTION 2424.24
     2424.24 Agency's statement of position; purpose; time limits; content; severance; service.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.6SECTION 2424.25
     2424.25 Response of the exclusive representative; purpose; time limits; content; severance; service.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.7SECTION 2424.26
     2424.26 Agency's reply; purpose; time limits; content; service.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.8SECTION 2424.27
     2424.27 Additional submissions to the Authority.
5:3.0.9.7.14.3.53.9SECTION 2424.28-2424.29
     2424.28-2424.29 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.14.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Processing a Petition for Review
5:3.0.9.7.14.4.53.1SECTION 2424.30
     2424.30 Procedure through which the petition for review will be resolved.
5:3.0.9.7.14.4.53.2SECTION 2424.31
     2424.31 Resolution of disputed issues of material fact; hearings.
5:3.0.9.7.14.4.53.3SECTION 2424.32
     2424.32 Parties' responsibilities; failure to raise, support, and/or respond to arguments; failure to participate in conferences and/or respond to Authority orders.
5:3.0.9.7.14.4.53.4SECTION 2424.33-2424.39
     2424.33-2424.39 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.14.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Decision and Order
5:3.0.9.7.14.5.53.1SECTION 2424.40
     2424.40 Authority decision and order.
5:3.0.9.7.14.5.53.2SECTION 2424.41
     2424.41 Compliance.
5:3.0.9.7.14.5.53.3SECTION 2424.42-2424.49
     2424.42-2424.49 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.14.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Criteria for Determining Compelling Need for Agency Rules and Regulations
5:3.0.9.7.14.6.53.1SECTION 2424.50
     2424.50 Illustrative criteria.
5:3.0.9.7.14.6.53.2SECTION 2424.51-2424.59
     2424.51-2424.59 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.15PART 2425
PART 2425 - REVIEW OF ARBITRATION AWARDS
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.1SECTION 2425.1
     2425.1 Applicability of this part.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.2SECTION 2425.2
     2425.2 Exceptions - who may file; time limits for filing, including determining date of service of arbitration award for the purpose of calculating time limits; procedural and other requirements for filing.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.3SECTION 2425.3
     2425.3 Oppositions - who may file; time limits for filing; procedural and other requirements for filing.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.4SECTION 2425.4
     2425.4 Content and format of exceptions.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.5SECTION 2425.5
     2425.5 Content and format of opposition.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.6SECTION 2425.6
     2425.6 Grounds for review; potential dismissal or denial for failure to raise or support grounds.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.7SECTION 2425.7
     2425.7 Requests for expedited, abbreviated decisions in certain arbitration matters that do not involve unfair labor practices.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.8SECTION 2425.8
     2425.8 Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.9SECTION 2425.9
     2425.9 Means of clarifying records or disputes.
5:3.0.9.7.15.0.53.10SECTION 2425.10
     2425.10 Authority decision.
5:3.0.9.7.16PART 2426
PART 2426 - NATIONAL CONSULTATION RIGHTS AND CONSULTATION RIGHTS ON GOVERNMENT-WIDE RULES OR REGULATIONS
5:3.0.9.7.16.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - National Consultation Rights
5:3.0.9.7.16.1.53.1SECTION 2426.1
     2426.1 Requesting; granting; criteria.
5:3.0.9.7.16.1.53.2SECTION 2426.2
     2426.2 Requests; petition and procedures for determination of eligibility for national consultation rights.
5:3.0.9.7.16.1.53.3SECTION 2426.3
     2426.3 Obligation to consult.
5:3.0.9.7.16.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Consultation Rights on Government-wide Rules or Regulations
5:3.0.9.7.16.2.53.1SECTION 2426.11
     2426.11 Requesting; granting; criteria.
5:3.0.9.7.16.2.53.2SECTION 2426.12
     2426.12 Requests; petition and procedures for determination of eligibility for consultation rights on Government-wide rules or regulations.
5:3.0.9.7.16.2.53.3SECTION 2426.13
     2426.13 Obligation to consult.
5:3.0.9.7.17PART 2427
PART 2427 - GENERAL STATEMENTS OF POLICY OR GUIDANCE
5:3.0.9.7.17.0.53.1SECTION 2427.1
     2427.1 Scope.
5:3.0.9.7.17.0.53.2SECTION 2427.2
     2427.2 Requests for general statements of policy or guidance.
5:3.0.9.7.17.0.53.3SECTION 2427.3
     2427.3 Content of request.
5:3.0.9.7.17.0.53.4SECTION 2427.4
     2427.4 Submissions from interested parties.
5:3.0.9.7.17.0.53.5SECTION 2427.5
     2427.5 Standards governing issuance of general statements of policy or guidance.
5:3.0.9.7.18PART 2428
PART 2428 - ENFORCEMENT OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY STANDARDS OF CONDUCT DECISIONS AND ORDERS
5:3.0.9.7.18.0.53.1SECTION 2428.1
     2428.1 Scope.
5:3.0.9.7.18.0.53.2SECTION 2428.2
     2428.2 Petitions for enforcement.
5:3.0.9.7.18.0.53.3SECTION 2428.3
     2428.3 Authority decision.
5:3.0.9.7.19PART 2429
PART 2429 - MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
5:3.0.9.7.19.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - Miscellaneous
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.1SECTION 2429.1
     2429.1 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.2SECTION 2429.2
     2429.2 Transfer and consolidation of cases.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.3SECTION 2429.3
     2429.3 Transfer of record.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.4SECTION 2429.4
     2429.4 Referral of policy questions to the Authority.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.5SECTION 2429.5
     2429.5 Matters not previously presented; official notice.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.6SECTION 2429.6
     2429.6 Oral argument.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.7SECTION 2429.7
     2429.7 Subpoenas.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.8SECTION 2429.8
     2429.8 [Reserved]
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.9SECTION 2429.9
     2429.9 Amicus curiae.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.10SECTION 2429.10
     2429.10 Advisory opinions.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.11SECTION 2429.11
     2429.11 Interlocutory appeals.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.12SECTION 2429.12
     2429.12 Service of process and papers by the Authority.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.13SECTION 2429.13
     2429.13 Official time for witnesses.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.14SECTION 2429.14
     2429.14 Witness fees.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.15SECTION 2429.15
     2429.15 Authority requests for advisory opinions.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.16SECTION 2429.16
     2429.16 General remedial authority.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.17SECTION 2429.17
     2429.17 Reconsideration.
5:3.0.9.7.19.1.53.18SECTION 2429.18
     2429.18 Service of petitions for review of final authority orders.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - General Requirements
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.1SECTION 2429.21
     2429.21 How to compute the due date for filing documents with the FLRA; how the FLRA determines the date on which documents have been filed.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.2SECTION 2429.22
     2429.22 Additional time for filing with the FLRA if you are filing in response to a document that has been served on you by first-class mail or commercial delivery.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.3SECTION 2429.23
     2429.23 Extension; waiver.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.4SECTION 2429.24
     2429.24 Place and method of filing; acknowledgement.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.5SECTION 2429.25
     2429.25 Number of copies and paper size.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.6SECTION 2429.26
     2429.26 Other documents.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.7SECTION 2429.27
     2429.27 Service; statement of service.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.8SECTION 2429.28
     2429.28 Petitions for amendment of regulations.
5:3.0.9.7.19.2.53.9SECTION 2429.29
     2429.29 Content of filings.
5:3.0.9.7.20PART 2430
PART 2430 - AWARDS OF ATTORNEY FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.1SECTION 2430.1
     2430.1 Purpose.
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.2SECTION 2430.2
     2430.2 Proceedings affected; eligibility for award.
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.3SECTION 2430.3
     2430.3 Standards for awards.
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.4SECTION 2430.4
     2430.4 Allowable fees and expenses.
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.5SECTION 2430.5
     2430.5 Rulemaking on maximum rates for attorney fees.
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.6SECTION 2430.6
     2430.6 Contents of application; net worth exhibit; documentation of fees and expenses.
5:3.0.9.7.20.0.53.7SECTION 2430.7
     2430.7 When an application may be filed; referral to Administrative Law Judge; stay of proceeding.
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     2430.8 Filing and service of documents.
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     2430.9 Answer to application; reply to answer; comments by other parties; extensions of time to file documents.
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     2430.10 Settlement.
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     2430.11 Further proceedings.
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     2430.12 Administrative Law Judge's decision; contents; service; transfer of case to the Authority; contents of record in case.
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     2430.13 Exceptions to Administrative Law Judge's decision; briefs; action of Authority.
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     2430.14 Payment of award.