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Title 5: Administrative Personnel
§2427.5 Standards governing issuance of general statements of policy or guidance.
In deciding whether to issue a general statement of policy or guidance, the Authority shall consider:
(a) Whether the question presented can more appropriately be resolved by other means;
(b) Where other means are available, whether an Authority statement would prevent the proliferation of cases involving the same or similar question;
(c) Whether the resolution of the question presented would have general applicability under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute;
(d) Whether the question currently confronts parties in the context of a labor-management relationship;
(e) Whether the question is presented jointly by the parties involved; and
(f) Whether the issuance by the Authority of a general statement of policy or guidance on the question would promote constructive and cooperative labor-management relationships in the Federal service and would otherwise promote the purposes of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.