SFLERP Hosts Federal LR & ER Training

Washington, DC
September 20-23, 2016

Program and Information

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The Society is sponsoring two intensive training opportunities on Federal Labor and Employee Relations to be held September 20-23, 2016, in Washington, DC.

A Primer: Federal Labor Relations will be held Tuesday, September 20 to Wednesday, September 21, 2016, and includes among other topics: Terms and Roles of Third Parties; Bargaining units and Exclusive Representation; Statutory Rights of the Parties; Representation Rights; Formal discussions and investigations; Grievances and Arbitration. The Faculty for this course includes FMCS Commissioner Rich Giacolone; Howard Friedman, NTEU Chapter 245; and Jeff Friday, management representative.

A Primer: Federal Employee Relations will be held Thursday, September 22 to Friday, September 23, 2016, and includes topics such as Annual and sick leave; Leave without pay and AWOL; Dealing with attendance issues; Performance Management; Critical elements and standards; Performance-based actions, and Disciplinary Action. Faculty members are Barbara Haga, Federal HR Services, Inc., and May Silverstein, NTEU.

Training Location

The course(s) will be held at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20037 (corner of 21st and K Streets, NW). The registration desk opens at 8:00AM. The training begins at 8:30AM and ends around 4:00PM each day.


Tuition for SFLERP members is $290 for either the LR or ER course or a special price of $495 for both courses. Tuition for nonmembers is $365 for either course or $635 for both courses. When registering, click on the member or nonmember status and the tuition costs will appear.  Paying by Training authorization, purchase order or voucher incurs an additional $20 processing fee. Nonmembers who join the Society qualify to attend at the member rate.  Join by clicking here first: http://sflerp.org/about-sflerp/join-sflerp/ and then register for the course.

Cancellation Policy and Refunds

Full refunds (except for a $50 cancellation fee) will be issued if you cancel your registration in writing by Tuesday, August 30, 2016. No refunds will be issued after that date and purchase orders and other forms will be invoiced. Substitutions are permitted at any time but the member/non-member rate applies.

Topics Covered

A Primer: Federal Labor Relations
September 20-21

  • Background of Federal LR – Purpose and history
  • Bargaining units and Exclusive Representation
  • Statutory Rights of the Parties
  • Representation Rights
  • Formal discussions and investigations
  • Grievances and Arbitration
  • Contract Administration and Unfair Labor Practices Appeals

A Primer: Federal Employee Relations
September 22-23

  • Work Schedules
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Leave without pay and AWOL
  • Dealing with attendance issues
  • Performance Management Critical elements and standards
  • Performance-based actions
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Redress System

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