Bureau of Labor Relations
The Bureau of Labor Relations facilitates employee relations in a manner supportive of the agency mission of reducing recidivism among those we touch. The Bureau of Labor Relations leads the administration of three separate employee collective bargaining agreements for those staff of DRC represented by a labor union. The Bureau of Labor Relations provides guidance and solutions to agency leaders on interpretation and enforcement of the agreements and represents DRC in various employee dispute resolution arenas, including advocacy of cases during arbitration hearings. The Bureau of Labor Relations also offers a grievance process for those employees exempt from collective bargaining. In addition to providing analysis and direction on employee related matters, the Bureau of Labor Relations works to foster communication with the various labor organizations representing DRC employees through diverse means, including facilitation of meetings for various joint labor-management committees.