U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
March 2, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
1400-711 (WO-700) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 03/03/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-071
 
 
To:              All State and Center Directors
Attn:  Human Resources Officers
 
From:          Chief Human Capital Management Project Director
 
Subject:       Representation Rights for Employees in Bargaining Units
 
The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA), Section 7114(a)(2)(B) provides representation rights for bargaining unit members who reasonably believe that an investigative examination may result in a disciplinary action.
 
Section 7114(a)(3) of the CSRA further requires that each agency inform its employees annually of these rights.
 
A notice to bargaining unit members is attached which provides the language required by the statute. The notice is to be given to each bargaining unit member. In addition, a copy of the notice should be posted on bulletin boards in offices which have bargaining units. New bargaining unit members should be furnished a copy of the notice when they report for duty. If a new bargaining unit is established, each member of that unit should receive a notice upon receipt of the Certification of Representation.
 
If preferred, the notice may be prepared for your signature or other appropriate management official designated by you (i.e., the Human Resources Officer, or those Field Managers where exclusive recognition has been extended to a union). However, the content of this notice should not be modified in any way as it contains the specific language required by the CSRA.
 
Signed by:                                                            
Authenticated by:
Marilyn H. Johnson                                                        
Robert M. Williams
Chief Human Capital Management Project Director                
Policy and Records Group,WO-560
 
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