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No. 3


Overtime Is About to Change
line New Frontiers in Harassment
line Reminiscing About Workplace Romance
line Web Surfing at Work
line NLRB Using The Web
line Briefs

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Human Resources and labor relations NLRB Using The Web:
   Documents Can Be Filed Via The Web

In June the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a pilot E-Filing Project which permits parties to file some types of documents in unfair labor practice and representation cases over the Internet via their website.

To use the new "E-filing system", a party fills out a one-page form on the Web site (http://www.nlrb.gov/) attaches a document to the form, and clicks a submit button. The party is notified by E-mail that the document has been received by the Board's Executive Secretary for processing.

In announcing the project, NLRB Chairman Robert J. Battista stated:

Consistent with the President's E-Gov initiatives, this project will make it easier, faster and more economical for the public to do business with the Board. In due time we will expand E-Filing to encompass more document transactions. One of my goals is to make our administrative process less reliant on paper documents and traditional delivery methods. Another goal is to provide online access to more case documents that are available under FOIA. The end result will be better service to the public.

The project will be evaluated after a test period of four months.

Here are some facts about what you can file and what you cannot:

Checkmark Graphic Documents that may be filed electronically

  • Requests for Extensions of Time (EOTs) in Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) cases.
  • Oppositions to Requests for EOTs in ULP cases.
  • Requests for EOTs in Representation Cases.
  • Opposition to Requests for EOTs in Representation Cases.
  • Requests for Additional Pages for Briefs in ULP cases and Representation cases.
  • Oppositions to Requests for Additional Pages for Briefs in ULP cases or Representation Cases.
  • Requests for Permission to File Amicus Briefs.
  • Opposition to Requests for Permission to File Amicus Briefs.
  • Other documents NOT prohibited and for which prior permission to file has been granted by the Executive Secretary's Office.

Checkmark Graphic Documents that may NOT be filed electronically

  • Documents to be filed with the Office of the General Counsel
  • Documents to be filed with the Division of Judges
  • Exceptions and Cross-Exceptions
  • Briefs
  • Requests for Review
  • Objections to Settlements
  • EAJA Applications
  • Motions for Default Judgment
  • Motions for Summary Judgment
  • Motions to Dismiss
  • Motions for Reconsideration
  • Motions to Clarify
  • Motions to Reopen the Record
  • Motions to Intervene
  • Motions to Transfer, Consolidate or Sever
  • Petitions for Advisory Opinions.

Documents are preferred in PDF format. Documents must be virus free and they must include proof of service or they will not be processed.

You can go to http://gpea.nlrb.gov/ for details on the E-Filing Project and to www.nlrb.gov/ommemo/ommemo.html for more information on the General Counsel's new E-mail procedures.

It will be interesting to see how the NLRB keeps up with the times.
Lets just hope it is an improvement for the agency.

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