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Council discusses the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results and hears from the FNS-NTEU Labor-Management Forum
Council discusses new tools for metrics and PDI and hears from the BEP Joint Labor Council
At the March 19, 2014 meeting, the Council discussed a new training series on metrics development and a pre-decisional involvement FAQs document. The Council also heard about the Performance Improvement Council and the successes of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Joint Labor Council.
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  • What's New

    Metrics Quick Tip Series

    Representatives from both labor and management jointly developed a "Quick Tip" series of videos on metrics development for labor-management forums. It is a series of short videos designed to guide users through the process of developing metrics to measure their forum's performance and progress.

  • BEP's Joint Labor Council Presentation Video

    At the March 19, 2014 Council meeting, representatives from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Joint Labor Council presented to the Council on their recent successes. Chris Mahoney and Will Levy III briefed the Council on the accomplishments of BEP's Joint Labor Council.

  • Pre-decisional Involvement Frequently Asked Questions

    Representatives from both labor and management jointly developed a document containing frequently asked questions and answers about pre-decisional involvement. Please click here to view this document.

  • PTO and NTEU’s Labor-Management Forum Presentation Video

    At the January 15th, 2014 Council meeting, representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and NTEU’s labor-management forum presented to the Council. These representatives, Howard Friedman and Fred Steckler, briefed the Council on their forum’s shared commitment to improving the agency through pre-decisional involvement, engagement from both sides, and continued senior leadership-driven change. Please click here to view the presentation on OPM’s YouTube channel.

  • Federal News Radio Interview with FLRA General Counsel, Julia Akins Clark on the National Council

    FLRA General Counsel, Julia Akins Clark, discusses ongoing efforts of the National Council's Problem Resolution Subcommittee on Federal News Radio on October 28, 2013. Please visit Federal News Radio's website to listen to the interview.

  • Email the Council Your Labor-Management Forum Success Stories

    The Council is interested in hearing about your labor-management forum’s successes. Has your LMF contributed to the mission of your agency? Have members of your LMF worked collaboratively to reduce costs and save time? Please share your experiences with the Council by emailing

  • Pre-decisional Involvement Quick Tips Video

    Representatives from both labor and management jointly developed a “Quick Tips” overview video on Pre-decisional Involvement (PDI). It is a short video designed to focus on common PDI issues and quickly guide users toward resolving problems with PDI.

  • FMCS Labor-Management Forum Training Now Available

    FMCS training on developing labor-management forums in accordance with E.O. 13522 is now available on OPM’s HR University

  • NASA’s Best Practices in PDI

    At the Council meeting on July 18, 2012, NASA presented a case study on its use of pre-decisional involvement through its labor-management forums. NASA developed a best practices guide based upon its experiences.

  • Reports

    (b)(1) Pilot Report Sent to President

    The Council approved and sent to the President the report on (b)(1) pilot projects across the federal government. E.O. 13522 requires the Council to report to the President recommendations on (b)(1) bargaining after implementing these pilots.

  • GEAR - Goals Engagement Accountability Results Report

    At the Council meeting on November 16, 2011, the Council received the Employee Performance Management Workgroup’s full set of recommendations for improving government-wide performance management.

  • Training

    Council Training on Metrics featuring VA-AFGE

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees jointly developed training on establishing metrics for labor-management forums. The training is now available for all federal employees.

  • Meetings

    Pre-decisional Involvement Guidance from the Council

    At the Council meeting on January 19, 2011, Co-Chairs Berry and Zients released a memorandum encouraging labor and management officials to follow Executive Order 13552’s requirement that they engage in pre-decisional involvement to the fullest extent practicable.

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 17, 2014 at 10 a.m.

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March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 Meeting Documents


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