Memo (2023): Guidance on Requirements for Notices to Labor Unions

Labor Relations

The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute), 5 USC Chapter 71, sets forth notification requirements to both the national unions that have been accorded national consultation rights (NCR) with the Department of the Interior (DOI or Department) and local unions representing employees in the Department. Adhering to these requirements helps minimize grievances, unfair labor practice charges and other related appeals/complaints and promotes productive labor-management relationships that further the mission and goals of the Department. This memorandum serves as a reminder of our obligations in this regard.