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Endowment, is available by subscription through the Superintendent of

Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

For further information, contact the Office of Publications and Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 406, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506. Phone, 202-7860438.

Institute of Museum Services

The Institute of Museum Services is an independent grant-making agency established by Congress in 1976 to assist museums in maintaining, increasing, and improving their services to the public.

The Institute of Museum Services (IMS) was created by the Museum Services Act (20 U.S.C. 961 note). In December 1981, pursuant to title II of act of Dec. 23, 1981 (20 U.S.C. 961, 962), the Institute was established as an independent agency within the National Foundation on the Arts and the

Humanities. The Institute's Director is appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and he is authorized to make grants to museums subject to policy directives and priorities set by the National Museum Services Board. The Board is comprised of 15 Presidentially appointed, nonvoting members and 5 ex officio, nonvoting members.

The Institute awards grants on a competitive basis to support the efforts of museums to conserve the Nation's historic, scientific, and cultural heritage; to maintain and expand their educational role; and to ease the financial burden borne by museums as a result of their increasing use by the public. The Institute awards grants to all types of museums, including but not limited to art, history, general, children's, natural history, science and technology, historic houses, zoos and aquariums, botanical gardens and arboretums, nature centers, and planetariums.

The Institute currently makes grants in four categories: General Operating

Support, Conservation Program, Museum Assessment Program, and Museum Assessment Program II. General Operating Support grants are annual competitive awards that maintain or improve the operations of museums. Conservation Program grants are annual competitive awards, for projects lasting up to 2 years, that provide funds for various conservation efforts. Museum Assessment Program grants are one-time awards made to museums to provide for an independent, professional assessment of their programs and operations. Museum Assessment Program II grants are one-time awards for an independent, professional assessment of a museum's collection care and maintenance.

For FY 88, Congress authorized IMS to establish a new program designed to award contracts and cooperative agreements to national, regional, State, or local private, nonprofit professional museum organizations and associations. Contracts and cooperative agreements will be funded for proposals designed to strengthen museum services.

Sources of Information

Grants Those interested in applying for an IMS grant should contact the Grants Office, Room 609, Institute of Museum Services, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506. Phone, 202-786-0539.

For further information, contact the Program Director, Institute of Museum Services, Room 609, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506. Phone, 202-786-0539.


1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20570

Phone, 202-655-4000

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[For the National Labor Relations Board statement of organization, see the Federal Register of June 14, 1979, 44 FR 34215]

The National Labor Relations Board administers the Nation's principal labor law, the National Labor Relations Act. The Board is vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize, to determine through elections whether workers want unions as their bargaining representatives, and to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices.

The National Labor Relations Board

(NLRB) is an independent agency created by the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (Wagner Act) (29 U.S.C. 167), as amended by acts of 1947 (Taft-Hartley Act), 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act), and 1974.

The act affirms the right of employees to self-organization and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing or to refrain from such activities. The act prohibits certain unfair labor practices by employers and labor organizations or their agents and authorizes the Board to designate appropriate units for collective bargaining and to conduct secret ballot elections to determine whether employees desire representation by a labor organization. As of July 1, 1971, the Postal Reorganization Act (39 U.S.C. note prec. 101) conferred jurisdiction upon the Board over unfair labor practice charges

and representation elections affecting U.S. Postal Service employees. As of August 25, 1974, jurisdiction over all privately operated health care institutions was conferred on NLRB by an amendment to the act (29 U.S.C. 152 et seq.).


Under the act, the Board has two principal functions: preventing and remedying unfair labor practices by employers and labor organizations or their agents, and conducting secret ballot elections among employees in appropriate collective-bargaining units to determine whether or not they desire to be represented by a labor organization. The Board also conducts secret ballot elections among employees who have been covered by a union-shop agreement to determine whether or not

they wish to revoke their union's authority to make such agreements. In jurisdictional disputes, the Board determines which competing group of workers is entitled to perform the work involved, and it conducts secret ballot elections among employees concerning employers' final settlement offers in national emergency labor disputes.

In unfair labor practice cases, the General Counsel has final authority to investigate charges, issue complaints, and prosecute such complaints before the Board. The General Counsel, on behalf of the Board, prosecutes injunction proceedings; handles courts of appeals proceedings to enforce or review Board orders; participates in miscellaneous court litigation; and obtains compliance with Board orders and court judgments. The General Counsel is responsible for the processing by field personnel of the various types of employee elections referred to above.

Under general supervision of the General Counsel, 33 regional directors and their staffs process representation, unfair labor practice, and jurisdictional dispute cases. (Some regions have subregional or resident offices.) They issue complaints in unfair labor practice cases; seek settlement of unfair labor practice charges; obtain compliance with Board orders and court judgments; and petition district courts for injunctions to prevent or remedy unfair labor practices. The regional directors also direct hearings in representation cases; conduct elections

pursuant to agreement or the decisionmaking authority delegated to them by the Board or pursuant to Board directions; and issue certifications of representatives when unions win or certify the results when unions lose employee elections. They process petitions for bargaining unit clarification, for amendment of certification, and for rescission of a labor organization's authority to make a union-shop agreement. They also conduct national emergency employee referendums.

The Board can act only when it is formally requested to do so. Individuals, employers, or unions may initiate cases by filing charges of unfair labor practices or petitions for employee representation elections with the Board field offices serving the area where the case arises.

In the event that a regional director declines to proceed on a representation petition, the party filing the petition may appeal to the Board. Where a regional director declines to proceed on an unfair labor practice charge, the filing party may appeal to the General Counsel. For details concerning filing such appeals with those Washington, DC, offices, parties may contact the field office most convenient to them. Field office addresses and telephone numbers are listed below. Administrative law judges conduct hearings in unfair labor practice cases, make findings, and recommend remedies for violations found. Their decisions can be reviewed by the Board if exceptions to the decision are filed.

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Brooklyn, NY (16 Court St., 11241).
Buffalo, NY (111 W. Huron St., 14202).

Chicago, IL (219 S. Dearborn St., 60604)..
Cincinnati, OH (550 Main St., 45202).
Cleveland, OH (1240 E. 9th St., 44199).
Denver, CO (600 17th St., 80202).
Des Moines, IA (210 Walnut St., 50309).
Detroit, MI (477 Michigan Ave., 48226).

El Paso, TX (700 E. San Antonio Ave., 79901)

Thomas J. Sheridan (RO) Robert A. Reisinger (RO). Robert H. Wettleson (RO).

518-472-2215 505-262-6395


Martin M. Arlook (RD)...
Louis J. D'Amico (RD).
C. Douglas Marshall (RO).



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Robert S. Fuchs (RD).
Alvin P. Blyer (RD).
Richard L. Ahearn (RD)..
Donald J. Crawford (RD).
Emil C. Farkas (RD)..
Frederick Calatrello (RD).
W. Bruce Gillis, Jr. (RD).
Morris E. Petersen (RO).
Bernard Gottfried (RD)
Laureano A. Medrano (RO).

Field Offices-National Labor Relations Board-Continued (RD: Regional Director; OC: Officer-in-Charge; RO: Resident Officer)


Fort Worth, TX (819 Taylor St., 76102).

Grand Rapids, MI (82 lonia NW., 49503).
Hartford, CT (1 Commercial Plaza, 06103).
Hato Rey, PR (Carlos E. Chardon Ave., 00918).
Honolulu, HI (300 Ala Moana Blvd., 96850).
Houston, TX (515 Rusk St., 77002)...

Indianapolis, IN (575 N. Pennsylvania St., 46204)..
Jacksonville, FL (400 W. Bay St., 32202).

Kansas City, KS (4th at State, 66101).
Las Vegas, NV (720 S. 7th St., 89101)...

Little Rock, AR (303 W. Capital St., Rm. 350, 72201)..

Los Angeles, CA (Region 31) (11000 Wilshire Blvd., 90024) Los Angeles, CA (Region 21) (615 S. Flower St., 90017)..

Memphis, TN (1407 Union Ave., 38174).

Miami, FL (51 SW. 1st Ave., 33130)..

Milwaukee, WI (310 W. Wisconsin Ave., 53203)..
Minneapolis, MN (110 S. 4th St., 55401).
Nashville, TN (801 Broadway, 37203)
Newark, NJ (970 Broad St., 07102)..

New Orleans, LA (600 S. Maestri Pl., 70130).
New York, NY (26 Federal Plaza, 10278)..
Oakland, CA (2201 Broadway, 94604).
Peoria, IL (411 Hamilton Blvd., 61602)..
Philadelphia, PA (615 Chestnut St., 19106).
Phoenix, AZ (234 N. Central Ave., 85012).
Pittsburgh, PA (1000 Liberty Ave., 15222).
Portland, OR (1120 SW. 5th Ave., 97204)..
San Antonio, TX (727 E. Durango Blvd., 78206).
San Diego, CA (555 W. Beech St., 92101)
San Francisco, CA (901 Market St., 94103)..
Seattle, WA (915 2d Ave., 98174).

St. Louis, MO (210 Tucker Blvd. N., 63101).
Tampa, FL (700 Twigg St., 33672).
Tulsa, OK (440 S. Houston Ave., 74127)..
Washington, DC (2120 L St. NW., 20037).
Winston-Salem, NC (251 N. Main St., 27101).


Michael Dunn (RD).....
David L. Basso (RO).
Peter B. Hoffman (OC)
Mary Zelma Asseo (RD).
Thomas W. Cestare (OC).
(Vacancy) (RD).
William T. Little (RD).
James L. McDonald (RO)...
F. Rozier Sharp (RD).
Kenneth A. Rose (RO).
Thomas H. Smith, Jr. (RO).
Roger W. Goubeaux (RD)..
Victoria Aguayo Schupbach

Gerard P. Fleischut (RD).
Hector O. Nava (RO)..
Joseph A. Szabo (RD)...
Ronald M. Sharp (RD).
Alton W. Barksdale (RO)..
William A. Pascarell (RD).
Hugh Frank Malone (RD)...
Daniel Silverman (RD).
James S. Scott (RD)..
Glenn A. Zipp (RD)
Peter W. Hirsch (RD).



















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Sources of Information

Contracts Prospective suppliers of goods and services may inquire about Agency procurement and contracting practices by writing to the Chief, Procurement and Facilities Branch, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC 20570. Phone, 202634-4019.

Employment The Board appoints administrative law judges from a register established by the Office of Personnel Management. The Agency hires attorneys, stenographers, and typists for all its offices; field examiners for its field offices; and administrative personnel for its Washington office. Inquiries about college and law school recruiting programs should be directed to the nearest regional office. Employment inquiries and applications may be sent to

any regional office or the Washington personnel office.

Publications Anyone desiring to inspect formal case documents or read Agency publications may use facilities of the Washington or field offices. The Agency will assist in arranging reproduction of documents and order transcripts of hearings. The Board's offices offer free explanatory leafletsThe National Labor Relations Board and YOU (Unfair Labor Practices) and (Representation Cases) and Your Government Conducts an Election for You on the Job. The Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, sells A Guide to Basic Law and Procedures Under the NLRA, and a number of subscription services, including the NLRB Casehandling Manual (in three parts), the Weekly Summary of NLRB Cases, and the NLRB Election Report.

Speakers To give the public and
persons appearing before the Agency a
better understanding of the National
Labor Relations Act and the Board's
policies, procedures, and services,
Washington and regional office personnel
participate as speakers or panel members

before bar associations, labor organizations, educational, civic, management, and other groups. Requests for speakers or panelists may be made to Washington officials or to the appropriate regional director.

For further information, contact the Information Division, National Labor Relations Board, 1717
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20570. Phone, 202-632-4950.

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Room A931, 175 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone, 312-886-7300

Staff Director/Grievances


The National Mediation Board, in carrying out the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, assists in maintaining a free flow of commerce in the railroad and airline industries by resolving disputes that could disrupt travel or imperil the economy. The Board follows certain specified procedures under the act to help maintain labor peace in the two industries. The Board also handles railroad and airline employee representation disputes. It also has a number of other duties imposed by law, including financial supervision of the National Railroad Adjustment Board, which handles rail grievances relating to the interpretation and application of existing


The National Mediation Board was created on June 21, 1934, by an act amending the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 151–158, 160–162, 1181-1188).

The Board's major responsibilities include the mediation of disputes over

wages, hours, and working conditions that arise between rail and air carriers and organizations representing their employees; and the investigation of representation disputes and certification of employee organizations as

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