Perhaps to soften the blow, the authority offered training on Federal sector arbitration. The class is composed of nine segments as follows:
- Segment 1: Introduction to Federal-Sector Arbitration & The Negotiated Grievance Procedure
- Segment 2: Introduction to Federal-Sector Arbitration & The Negotiated Grievance Procedure
- Segment 3: Filing Exceptions with the FLRA & The FLRA’s New Arbitration Regulations
- Segment 4: Grounds for Reviewing Arbitration Awards (Overview & Private-Sector Grounds)
- Segment 5: Management Rights (5 U.S.C. § 7106)
- Segment 6: Arbitral Enforcement of, & Consistency of Awards with, Regulations
- Segment 7: Arbitral Remedies & Backpay
- Segment 8: Attorney Fees
- Segment 9: Judicial Review of Authority Decisions
I know I rarely say nice things about the FLRA, but they did a nice job putting this together. It probably would have been better if they had taken an extra day and included as trainers an arbitrator with Federal sector experience and experienced union and Agency arbitration advocates but as those who read these articles know, it is not their way to consider an outside opinion.
If you construe any of the above as an opinion, its all mine.