Decisions of the Board under this subchapter shall be consistent with decisions rendered by the Authority under chapter 71 of title 5, other than in cases in which the Board finds that special circumstances require otherwise. Decisions of the Board under this subchapter shall not be construed as precedent by the Authority, or any court or other authority, for any decision under chapter 71 of title 5.
22 U.S. Code § 4107. Functions of Foreign Service Labor Relations Board
(a) General provisionsThe Board shall—
supervise or conduct elections and determine whether a labor organization has been selected as the exclusive representative by a majority of employees who cast valid ballots and otherwise administer the provisions of this subchapter relating to the according of exclusive recognition to a labor organization;
take any action considered necessary to administer effectively the provisions of this subchapter.
(b) Consistency or precedence of decisions under other provisions of law
(c) ImplementationIn order to carry out its functions under this subchapter—
(2) the Board may—
administer oaths, take the testimony or deposition of any individual under oath, and issue subpenas;