Japanese Labor Negotiation Office (JLNO)
The JLNO represents the Army as a regular member of the
Procedures and Compensation Panel (PCP) and the Classification Panel (CP)
of the Joint Labor Affairs Committee (JLAC). The JLAC is the joint-service
committee responsible for developing MLC/IHA/MC positions and
changes to the Master Labor Contract, the Indirect-Hire Agreement, and the
Mariners Contract, which will become subjects of negotiation between U.S.
Forces Japan (USFJ) and the Government of Japan (GOJ). The JLAC is
composed of the Civilian Personnel Directors of the four component
services (i.e., Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force) and is chaired by the chief,
Labor Branch (J14), HQ USFJ.
The PCP is composed of representatives of the four
component services. These individuals and their staffs perform the
research, study, and debate required to provide the JLAC with a
The CP is composed of position management and
classification experts from the four component services. They deal
with general issues of classification and position management in the
Japanese employment system, and they develop proposals for new job
definitions to be placed in the contracts and agreement.
The JLNO staff represents the Civilian Personnel
Director, the Army, in meetings with various levels of the GOJ
(e.g., representatives of the
Defense Facilities Administration Agency (DFAA) or Defense
Facilities Administration Bureau (DFAB), etc.). The
purposes of these meetings are largely informational. The DFAB meets
on a quarterly basis to discuss problems and issues before they meet
with the Japanese labor union (ZENCHURO). Issues discussed may
include such subjects as: employment projections, proposed
reorganization affecting Japanese employees, the impact of Family
Time on MLC/IHA/MC employees, etc.
Alternate JLAC Member
The Chief of the JLNO serves as the JLAC member in
the absence of the U.S. Army Japan Civilian Personnel Director.