Bill Graham, Executive Director
The Florida School Labor Relations Service (FSLRS) was founded in 1976 as a joint venture of the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS). FSLRS provides services to member Florida public school districts. The primary function of FSLRS is to consult with school superintendents, school board members and school district negotiators in the areas of employee and labor relations. A major part of FSLRS services is to support the activities of the Florida Educational Negotiators (FEN). Member school districts pay an annual subscription fee for these services. The following services are available to the member school districts.
Periodic salary settlement reports are published on the FEN website and are e-mailed to FEN members.
Information is collected and disseminated on employee/labor relations issues.
Assistance is offered to school districts in obtaining arbitrators and special magistrates.
Assistance is offered to school districts in obtaining legal counsel to help resolve employee and/or labor issues.
Workshops relating to employee/labor relations topics are provided upon request to school district staffs and school boards at no additional cost to the districts.
FSLRS participates in providing the training for new superintendents and new school board members in the area of collective bargaining.
FSLRS provides individualized training to superintendents and new negotiators upon request.
Proposed changes during the legislative session are monitored, and district personnel are informed and surveyed to assist in determining the impact on the local districts if legislation is passed.
Practical advice is offered on the timely implementation of new legislative initiatives.
Surveys are conducted at the request of individual school districts to assist them in making informed decisions.
Consultation by telephone is available 24/7.
Technical support and monetary assistance are provided to the Florida Educational Negotiators (FEN) in planning meetings and conducting a spring training conference.
FSLRS serves as the fiscal agent for FEN.