Use the blocks below to search the FLRA volumes Bob Gilson is a consultant with a specialty in working with and training Federal agencies to resolve employee problems at all levels. A retired agency labor and employee relations director, Bob has authored or co-authored a number of books dealing with Federal issues and also conducts training seminars.What you get when you go there is:
The Third Location titled Agency Human Resources Data claimed to provide:
What you get when you go there is:
Come on FLRA, get a grip.
Do you really thing providing six numbers that are all but meaningless gets you the right to crow about openness or the superiority of your website. The FLRA "snapshot" at the third location may be evidence of some Bible reading or imbibing at FLRA but it certainly is a picture taken "through a glass darkly".
Case Decisions Database a Disaster as Well
The Agency’s claim to an improved website appears just as bogus.
Changing fonts and including morphing banners and shaded data boxes is only a good thing if these pretty things actually frame a useful product. Now the FLRA’s job is writing decisions and letting the labor relations community know what the law means, fight? You would think their decision data base would be helpful and informative, right? So I took a look at the "Authority Decisions" page. On the right, you get:
I defy anyone to locate a case using this system. The previous version of the website offered "Recent Decisions" and "Cases by Volume". This system makes you scroll through 346 screens to find a case. So the FLRA has gone backwards instead of forward. It is so incredibly useless that if you input Volume = 60 and Case Number = 60, you get 60 FLRA 063.
So I tried inputting Volume= 60 and case Number = 60 FLRA 063 and got "No matching decisions". The FLRA then has the sheer gall to tell you that paper decisions can be purchased from GPO. They’d better ‘cause ya ain’t gonna get ‘em on the website.
I would venture a guess at what the FLRA is first in but electron management is not it. Whether you are a union or Agency practitioner, the FLRA is creating nothing useful or practical and, in fact, screwed up what useful stuff was on its website if in less pretty of a look. FLRA, your website is an incredible testament to form over substance. Again FLRA, shame on you.
The above except for the EXACT quotes or copied information from the FLRA website is my opinion and does not reflect those who I work with or for or who publish this.
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