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Departmental Regulation 4020-251

Office of Human Capital Management – Performance Management and Policy Division

Associations of Management Officials and/or Supervisors and Other Organizations


This regulation establishes USDA policy dealing with established associations of management officials and/or supervisors, employee organizations and professional associations other than labor organizations as defined in chapter 71 of title 5, U.S. Code (Federal Service Labor Management Relations Statute (FSLMRS), whose membership is comprised primarily of USDA employees. It is intended to ensure the Department complies with provisions of 5 C.F.R. 251. It does not address organizations or associations established outside USDA, of which USDA employees may be members, or USDA organizations formed to promote the social, welfare, and recreational interests of Department and agency employees.

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