IFPTE Government Resources

Government Resources

United States

Department of Labor (DOL)
Responsible for holding labor unions accountable to their members
Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
Responsible for labor-management relations in the Federal sector
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)
Mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Responsible for holding the federal government accountable to taxpayers
Library of Congress - Thomas
Resource and archive of federal legislation
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
Serves as the guardian of federal merit systems
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Responsible for labor-management relations in the private/non-profit sector
National Mediation Board (NMB)
Responsible for labor-management relations in the railroad and airline industries
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Responsible for managing the civil service of the federal government


Government-wide information about benefit programs and services for individuals
Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)
Mandate to contribute to and promote a harmonious industrial relations climate in the federally regulated sector through the impartial, effective and appropriate administration of the rules of conduct that govern labour and management in their representational and bargaining activities
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Mandate to promote workplace health and safety, and encourage attitudes and methods that will lead to improved worker physical and mental health, through a wide range of products and services
Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination are followed in all areas of federal jurisdiction
Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)
Canada's leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism in the country
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians’ quality of life
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – Labour
A Canadian labour relations database with a search and retrieval component
Status of Women Canada (SWC)
A federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada

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