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PDI

Pre-decisional Involvement Outcomes Interactive Module

Parties may engage in PDI in various ways, ranging from an informal telephone conversation to formal facilitated discussions among stakeholders, and everything in between. However, the emphasis in PDI is on problem-solving. As described in the FAQ module, PDI is a collaborative decision-making process.

In this process, agency leaders share information very early on with employees and their union representatives about a certain issue or problem which needs to be addressed. In turn employees and union representatives have a better understanding of the information and ideas that will help determine the outcome of an issue or problem and enabling them the opportunity to provide input to agency leaders before final agency decisions are made.

Often, information sharing is the first phase of PDI. And while sharing information early on is beneficial in itself, normally this part of the process is expected to serve as a springboard for the timely and efficient identification and resolution of issues.

This interactive module is designed for those parties who enter into PDI with the shared expectation that they are going to try to reach a common understanding and then capture their understanding in a written agreement. This PowerPoint offers three possible outcomes for parties entering into PDI with these types of expectations. Please note that these are offered as ideas or examples to assist the parties in creating tools that meets their needs. Feel free to use these as is, modify them, or adopt them in a way that meets your needs, should you choose to use them. PDI participants are also encouraged to consult, as appropriate, with the agency and union labor-relations professionals within their organizations for any policies applicable to capturing the outcomes of PDI.

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