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Basic Representative Training

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and ending at noon on Friday, the Basic Representative Training (BRT) class will be four (4) and one-half days and will be Labor Relations (LR) centric, meaning the entire class consists of LR-related material. Attendee participation is a must. Attendees must also bring a laptop to the class. There are ten (10) LR-related modules presented in this class as well as guest speakers such as the Regional Vice President (RVP) of the host region and the President and/or Executive Vice President (EVP) of NATCA. Our guest speakers will cover the most recent events that are of great concern to our membership. A question and answer session is held following all guest speakers and when the class is completed. Please come prepared to learn.

A reading assignment is required to be completed prior to taking the class.

The modules presented in this class consist of:

  • Role of the representative
  • Documentation
  • 5 USC Chapter 71
  • Reporting requirements
  • Meetings with Management
  • Mid-term bargaining
  • Conduct and discipline
  • Article 8 versus Article 9
  • Grievances and ULPs (which includes a GATS demonstration)
  • Think Before you Act.

This class also contains workshops and role play situations.


Prerequisites: None

Training duration: This four and one-half day training begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and ends at noon on Friday.

What to bring: Pen/highlighter, notepad, laptop.

***Please do not book air travel or make plans to attend any NATCA Academy training without prior approval from your Facility Representative, RVP, or the Administrative Assistant in your region.***