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At the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC's) on-line information service, where you'll find out more about the OSC and the services it provides to federal employees and others. You'll also find copies of publications that we've developed for informational and training purposes.

US Department of Labor: The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.

United States Office of Personnel Management: The Federal Government's Human Resources Agency

Library of Congress: a virtual national library.

Thomas Legislative Review: Legislative Information on the Internet.

National Performance Review: Reinventing Government

LaborNet supports human rights and economic justice for workers by providing Internet services, labor news and information, Internet training, and website design for union and labor organizations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Laborlink is a gateway to several institutions and comprehensive reference sources related to organized labor, employment law, labor relations and workplace issues

Union web ring is for trade union/syndicalist/labour web pages, indvidual trade unionist/syndicalist/labour activist personal pages, progressive organizations and individuals who focus on workers rights/workplace issues,labour lawyers, labour historians, labour related industrial relations sites, occupational health and safety, affirmative action in the workplace sites.

AFL-CIO: You have a voice, make it heard; Todays Labor Unions.

JAN: Job Accomodation Network--a service of the Presidents Committe on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Labor Policy Association: Labor Policy Association is a public policy advocacy organization of the senior human resource executives of America's major corporations whose purpose is to ensure that U.S. employment policy supports the competitive goals of its member companies and theiremployees.

American Federation of Government Employees: Home page of that other union.

Revised 12/29/97

Other NFFE locals on the Web:
NFFE Local 273
NFFE Local 1164
NFFE Local 1781
NFFE Local 1263

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is an independent agency responsible for administering the labor-management relations program for over 1.9 million Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.3 million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,200 bargaining units. Its mission is to promote stable and constructive labor-management relations that contribute to an efficient and effective government. 

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB): Established by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the Board serves as guardian of the Federal Government's merit-based system of employment, principally by hearing and deciding appeals from Federal employees of removals and other major personnel actions. The Board also hears and decides other types of civil service cases, reviews significant actions and regulations of the Office of Personnel Management, and conducts studies of the merit systems.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to administer and enforce the National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation, and it investigates and remedies unfair labor practices.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously enforcing federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment. It uses investigation, conciliation, litigation, coordination, regulation in the federal sector, and education, policy research, and provision of technical assistance to achieve this end.