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Meetings

Past Meetings

February 26, 2010, at 10 a.m.

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations held its initial meeting on February 26, 2010. The Council is a Presidential advisory body composed of representatives of Federal employee organizations, Federal management organizations and senior government officials. The Council was established by Executive Order 13522, entitled, ‘‘Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services,’’ which was signed by the President on December 9, 2009. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council will assist in the implementation of Labor Management Forums throughout the government and will make recommendations to the President on innovative ways to improve delivery of services and products to the public while cutting costs and advancing employee interests. The Council is Co-chaired by OPM Director John Berry and OMB Deputy Director of Management, Jeffrey Zients. At the February 26 meeting, the Council discussed the functions and operating procedures of the Council. The meeting was open to the public, and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on February 18, 2010.

April 7, 2010, at 10 a.m.

At the April 7 meeting, the Council reviewed agency implementation plans and made recommendations on their certification. The meeting was open to the public, and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2010.

May 5, 2010, at 10 a.m.

At the May 5 meeting, the Council continued its review of agency implementation plans and made recommendations on their certification. The Council also discussed next steps with regard to (b)(1) bargaining pilots. The meeting was open to the public and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2010.

June 7, 2010, at 10 a.m

At the June 7 meeting, the Council discussed the criteria under which 7106(b)(1) pilots will be established as well as the timeline for implementation. The Council also received reports from workgroups on: Forum Creation at Appropriate Levels, Implementation Plans, Metrics, and FACA. The meeting was open to the public and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2010.

July 7, 2010, at 10 a.m.

At the July 7 meeting, the Council heard from the Work Group established to support development of metrics to measure the impact of labor-management forums, including an update on research underway and a plan for future Work Group outreach and activities. The Council also recommended the certification of two additional agency implementation plans, bringing to 50 the total number of plans certified as meeting the requirements of E.O. 13522. Finally, the Council received a report on the Joint FLRA-OGC/FMCS training initiative. To date 8 fully subscribed sessions open to labor-management pairs from any agency have been completed, along with a number of additional training sessions tailored for specific agency/union groups. The Council meeting was open to the public and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010. NOTE: The next Council meeting has been rescheduled from September 1 to Monday, September 20, 2010.

August 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. - meeting cancelled

The Council cancelled this meeting at the June 7, 2010, meeting.

September 20, 2010, at 10 a.m.

At the September 20 meeting, the Council received a report from the Work Group established to support development of metrics to measure the impact of labor-management forums. The Council also received a list of (b)(1) bargaining pilot programs mutually agreed upon by labor unions and agencies. Finally, the Council agreed to establish a Work Group to explore the issue of mobile workdays through use of telework for such purposes as continuity of operations, natural disasters, or snow emergencies. The Council meeting was open to the public and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2010. The next Council meeting will take place on October 6, 2010, at OPM Headquarters.

October 6, 2010, at 10 a.m.

At the October 6 meeting, the Council received a report from the Work Group established to support development of metrics to measure the impact of labor-management forums. The Work Group outlined the changes being made in draft guidance on metrics development and presented a timeline for potential application of the guidance. The Council also considered whether further definition of key Executive Order terms and phrases would be useful. It was determined that discussion, training, and mediation at the agency level is the preferred way to achieve common understanding among the members of agency forums at all levels. The Council meeting was open to the public and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2010. The next Council meeting will take place on November 3, 2010, at OPM Headquarters.

November 3, 2010, at 10 a.m.

At the November 3 meeting, the Council approved guidance for agencies on the development of metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of their labor management forums and any 5 USC § 7106(b)(1) pilot projects. The Council also discussed the mission and scope of the Council Mobile Workforce workgroup. The Council meeting was open to the public and to the media. The meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2010. The next Council meeting will take place on December 1, 2010, at OPM Headquarters.

December 1, 2010, at 10 a.m.

This meeting was cancelled.

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