Subpart 522.1 - Basic Labor Policies
522.101 Labor relations.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) and the agency labor advisor shall—
(a) Serve as the GSA points of contact on all contractor labor relations matters;
(b) Initiate contact on contractor labor relations matters with national offices of labor organizations, Government departments, agencies or other governmental organizations. Contracting offices shall notify OGC and the agency labor advisor when they are contacted by such external organizations;
(c) Serve as a clearinghouse for information on labor laws applicable to Government acquisitions; and
(d) Respond to questions involving FAR 22, Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions, or other contractor labor relations matters concerning GSA acquisition programs. OGC determines the agency’s legal position.
522.101-3 Reporting labor disputes.
Written reports of contractor labor disputes shall be submitted to the agency labor advisor as soon as the circumstances surrounding a labor dispute are identified. Include in the report a description of the following: the nature of the labor dispute; location of the dispute and contracts affected; the potential or actual impact of the dispute on GSA operations or programs; and any actions taken to reduce the impact. The agency labor advisor will notify other GSA contracting offices that may be affected, and will determine further actions to be taken.
The contracting officer is the “agency approving official” under FAR 22.103-4.