The mission of the Labor Law Branch is to:
- Advise commanders and senior managers on civilian personnel matters requiring administrative or adverse action;
- Advise the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center on specific employee situations requiring administrative or adverse action. Provide legal reviews of proposed actions;
- Advise the Equal Employment Opportunity Office regarding employee discrimination complaint processing;
- Coordinate with the USARJ/G1 and the Japanese Employment Service Office with special labor issues as tasked;
- Represent the Command and the Secretary of the Army in all civil litigation brought before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Prepare all cases for hearing and function as trial attorney at all labor hearings. Assist the Office of the Judge Advocate General with all employment-related Federal Court litigation;
- Track all civil litigation against the command involving employee appeals, grievances, complaints or other claims. Compile monthly status reports to USARPAC.
The Vision Statement of the Labor Law Branch is to:
Provide legal support to the warfighter and provide guidance to ensure the civilian workforce is efficient in carrying out its duties through prudent exercise of performance-based management and discipline. Be regarded as the USARJ primary subject matter expert on employee relations matters and labor law. Be consulted prior to all major labor and employment law decisions and be considered an integral member of the USARJ and USAG-J management teams. The success indicator will be satisfactory resolution of all labor law litigation through negotiation or judicial decision.