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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Potential Impact of H.R. 1 on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

FROM: Gerald Mayer

House Committee on Education and the Workforce

ATTENTION: Richard Miller

This memorandum responds to your request for an analysis of the potential impact on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) if Congress reduces funding for the agency by $50 million for FY2011. The memorandum first discusses the possible effect of a $50 million reduction in funding on NLRB staffing. Second, the memorandum reviews the duties and activities of the NLRB and discusses the possible effects of a reduction in funding for the agency.

It should be stressed that the analysis in this memorandum of the potential effect of H.R. 1 on the NLRB is dependent on many assumptions and may be imprecise. Congress may or may not reduce funding for the NLRB by $50 million for FY2011. If Congress does reduce funding by $50 million, the agency may consider ways to accommodate a $50 million reduction in funding that are not considered in this memorandum. In general, this memorandum assumes that the NLRB would absorb a large reduction in funding in FY2011 principally through furloughs.

Date of Report: March 15, 2011
Number of Pages: 5
Order Number: M-031511
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