Labor and Employee Relations
The Labor and Employee Relations (LER) Directorate provides policy and advisory services to DOD in the interpretation and application of law to Presidential intent. It oversees civilian employee performance management and accountability programs to reduce administrative hurdles and deliver efficient LER services. LER’s portfolio includes administrative grievances, awards, performance management, suitability/fitness for employment, workplace violence, agency head review of negotiated labor-management agreements, and approval of all proposed national security exclusions under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. It also provides consultative services to leadership, senior labor and employee professionals, attorneys, and management negotiators; and advice to management prior to and when reorganizing and when engaging with the Federal Service Impasses Panel, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, arbitrators, and the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The DOD enterprise leader in the development and delivery of labor and employee relations policies, training, consultation, and operational support solutions that maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of labor and employee relations, protect national security and support the warfighter.
To be the Federal Government’s premier provider of innovative, efficient, and effective labor and employee relations policies, training, consultation, and operational support solutions.
LER Key Service Areas and Responsibilities:
- Labor Relations
- Employee Relations
- Recognition and Awards
- Performance Management
- Workplace Violence