Nominations for 22nd Annual LMR Cooperation Award 2018

The Society’s Board of Directors is accepting nominations the 22nd Annual Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award which will be presented during the Society’s 45th Annual Symposium to be held in Arlington, VA, on May 17-18, 2018.  The Award is presented annually to the Federal agency and union which best exemplify the Board’s goal of recognizing cooperative labor management relationships.

Click the link below to download the Word document form. Complete the form in Word, print and sign it. Then scan the document to PDF and email to or fax to 703-852-4461.  Deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, April 20, 2018.  Please call 703-403-3039 to confirm your submission has been received.

Click here for the nomination form. (Opens separate window to download Word document as  “.docx”)

SFLERP will consider nominations for the following categories:

Most improved relationship. The parties had a recognized uncooperative relationship and have made steps to improve the labor management relationship which have yielded demonstrable results.

A sustained level of cooperative relations. The parties: (a) have a history of successful resolution of problems, with or without third party assistance, as evidenced by low arbitration rates or grievances going to the final steps; and (b) successful resolution of midterm and term negotiations as evidenced by minimal requests for FSIP assistance.

Most innovative labor management relationship. Although having a “normal” labor management relationship, the parties utilize a number of innovative dispute resolution techniques (e.g., grievance mediation, interest-based negotiations and problem solving; labor management committees).

Deadline is Friday, April 20, 2018. Nominations may be PDF scanned/ emailed to or faxed to 703-852-4461.

IMPORTANT: Please call 703-403-3039 to confirm submission!

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