Federal Labor Relations (LABR7020 & LABR7051)

Federal Labor Relations

Federal Labor Relations


Learn about the fundamentals of collective bargaining and the rights and responsibilities of employees, management, and unions in the federal labor relations process processes.

This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program, Level I, which can be completed entirely online.

Who Should Attend?

Federal HR practitioners, non-postal managers and supervisors, and other employees who need an overview of federal labor relations. Union officials in federal agencies may also find the course valuable.




Virtual Instructor-Led: $899
Self-paced (with instructor assistance): $1,099


Virtual Instructor-Led: 1.2 CEUs
Self-paced: 4.0 CEUs

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Present an overview of the history of labor relations in the federal sector
  • Discuss the basic principles of labor relations incorporated in the Labor-Management Relations Statute
  • Define the procedures involved in conducting a union campaign and election
  • Describe the meaning, history, and process of collective bargaining
  • Describe contract administration, negotiated grievance procedures, and unfair labor practices

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Course Outline

Module 1

  • Historical Overview

Module 2

  • Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute

Module 3

  • Exclusive Recognition

Module 4

  • Collective Bargaining (Negotiations)

Module 5

  • Living With the Agreement and Meetings

Module 6

  • Grievances and Unfair Labor Practices


  • Statute: 5 USC 71

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