NAO202-711: Labor-Management Relations Procedures

Issued 03/20/09; Effective 03/10/09

NAO202-711: Labor-Management Relations Procedures PDF


SECTION 1. PURPOSE.

.01 This Order affirms the obligation of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) management officials to fulfill their responsibilities under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (5 U.S.C. Chapter 71); Department Administrative Order (DAO) 202-711, Labor-Management Relations; and various collective bargaining agreements.\

.02 This order is a revision of the previously issued NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 202-711. The revision sets forth NOAA's labor management relations policy.

SECTION 2. SCOPE.

This Order applies to all levels of management in all organizational components of NOAA.

SECTION 3. POLICY.

The authority to make decisions concerning Labor-Management Relations matters rests with Line and Staff Office (LO/SO) management. In order to effectively manage and fulfill NOAA’s labor-management relations responsibilities, line and staff office (LO/SO) management; the Workforce Management Office (WFMO); and the Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel (DOC/OGC) must work collaboratively on all labor-management relations issues.

SECTION 4. RESPONSIBILITIES.

.01 NOAA Line and Staff Offices. Line and Staff Office management is responsible for the fulfillment of its labor-management relations obligations. The NOAA labor-management relations operational structure dictates that:

.02 Workforce Management Office. WFMO provides guidance and support to LO/SO management in fulfilling its labor-management relations obligations. The NOAA labor-management relations structure dictates that:

SECTION 5. LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS PROCEDURES.

WFMO has developed and maintains the NOAA Labor-Management Relations Handbook (“Handbook”). The Handbook contains guidance and procedures established to conduct labor relations activities within NOAA. It is available at the Workforce Management Office web site.

SECTION 6. REFERENCES.

SECTION 7. EFFECT ON OTHER ISSUANCES.

This Order supersedes NAO 202-711, Labor-Management Relations Procedures, dated December 8, 1988.

Signed,

Mary M. Glackin
Deputy Under Secretary

Attachment: Labor Management Relations Procedures Handbook

Office of Primary Interest:
Workforce Management Office