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    Summary

    Serves as a consultant to agency managers with respect to labor and employee relations issues. Works with management on an ongoing basis to identify organizational needs and to identify the resources, methods, and means to resolve those needs.

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent serves as a Labor and Employee Relations Specialist and technical advisor to management on the administration and operations of LER programs. The incumbent is responsible for a full range of employee relations and labor relations programs and activities. The incumbent researches and produces a wide range of original, written documents including legal briefs and other advocacy materials. Other duties include but are not limited to the following tasks: Serves as technical authority and provides counsel and assistance to management about union/management relations and grievances, as well as disciplinary, performance-based and other adverse actions; recommends appropriate actions and alternatives. Provides counsel and assistance to management and employees on all matters arising under the Agency's Accountability Board program. Provides counsel and assistance in administering a wide number of union contracts; researches and interprets Federal Labor Management Relations and Statute and Merit Systems Protection Board case law. Facilitates informal resolutions of grievances and ULPs; and serves as advocate in arbitration hearings and other Third Party Proceedings.

    Recommends approaches and effective strategies based on research of current case law and interpretation of labor agreement provisions. Assists management in framing responses and reviews prior to issuance.

    Represents the FAA before the Federal Labor Relations Authority, arbitrators, and other litigation venues, as needed for labor and employee relations issues. Thoroughly reviews case facts to develop case theory and strategy. Prepares agency witnesses; researches precedent situations; and prepares and submits post-hearing briefs, when required. Consults with managers on a variety of conduct, discipline, and performance issues. Advises management on course of action to pursue in correcting identified deficiencies. Facilitates actions necessary to address issues identified, coordinating with appropriate parties to ensure all actions are legally and procedurally correct.

    Represents the agency in administrative processes arising from discipline and performance actions. Assignments regularly require interpretations of internal and external policies and extrapolations from precedents. Develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

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