(a)The Federal Labor Relations Authority is composed of three members, not more than 2 of whom may be adherents of the same political party. No member shall engage in any other business or employment or hold another office or position in the Government of the United States except as otherwise provided by law.
(b)Members of the Authority shall be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and may be removed by the President only upon notice and hearing and only for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. The President shall designate one member to serve as Chairman of the Authority. The Chairman is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Authority.
(c)A member of the Authority shall be appointed for a term of 5 years. An individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the member replaced. The term of any member shall not expire before the earlier of—
(1)the date on which the member’s successor takes office, or
(2)the last day of the Congress beginning after the date on which the member’s term of office would (but for this paragraph) expire.
(d)A vacancy in the Authority shall not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all of the powers of the Authority.
(e)The Authority shall make an annual report to the President for transmittal to the Congress which shall include information as to the cases it has heard and the decisions it has rendered.
(1)The General Counsel of the Authority shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of 5 years. The General Counsel may be removed at any time by the President. The General Counsel shall hold no other office or position in the Government of the United States except as provided by law.
(2)The General Counsel may—
(A)investigate alleged unfair labor practices under this chapter,
(B)file and prosecute complaints under this chapter, and
(C)exercise such other powers of the Authority as the Authority may prescribe.
(3)The General Counsel shall have direct authority over, and responsibility for, all employees in the office of General Counsel, including employees of the General Counsel in the regional offices of the Authority.
1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–224, § 3(a), inserted provision directing that Chairman be chief executive and administrative officer.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–224, § 3(b), substituted provision that a member of Authority be appointed for a term of 5 years and an individual chosen to fill a vacancy be appointed for unexpired term of member replaced for provision that one original member of Authority be appointed for a term of 1 year, one for a term of 3 years, and Chairman for a term of 5 years, and thereafter each member be appointed for a term of 5 years.
Termination of Reporting Requirements
For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsection (e) of this section relating to transmittal to Congress of an annual report on cases heard and decisions rendered, see section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section
1113 of Title
31, Money and Finance, and page 171 of House Document No. 103–7.
Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority
Memorandum of President of the United States, Dec. 8, 2004, 69 F.R. 74935, provided:
Memorandum for the Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section
301 of title
3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to the member who has been designated by the President as Chairman the functions conferred upon the President by 5 U.S.C. 7104(e) to provide the specified report to the Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush.
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