The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is in various stages of assimilating and evaluation public comments received on its plan to close offices in five cities across the country.
According to a press release, “This proposal is being considered in connection with the Agency’s ongoing efforts to reduce costs by decreasing office space and by taking advantage of new technologies and workplace innovations, which enable employees to work remotely.”
The cities announced so far are Tulsa, Okla.; Anchorage, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; San Antonio, Texas; and San Diego, Calif.
The press release also notes that no employee would lose his or her job but all would become Resident Agents, who would continue to serve their area of the country in a full-time capacity. The NLRB currently has Resident Agents in Providence, R.I.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Newport News, Va.; Western Massachusetts; Spokane, Wash.; and Jacksonville, Fla.