Conduct outreach and training for federal agencies and unions.
The FLRA has three distinct components:
The Authority. A quasi-judicial body with three full-time members who are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
The Office of the General Counsel of the Authority (OGC). The General Counsel is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The OGC investigates and prosecutes unfair labor practices before the Authority and conducts union elections.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel. A panel comprised of seven part-time members who are appointed by the President. The Impasses Panel resolves impasses between unions and agencies.
The FLRA also provides staff support to two organizations created by the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. §§ 4106 and 4110):