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Frequently Asked Questions - eService
There is no need to file multiple copies of documents that you file electronically.
You may access previously E-Filed documents by clicking on the link in any confirmation email you received when you E-Filed a document with the NLRB.
No. If you access the E-File system using the link in any confirmation email you received when you E-Filed a document with the NLRB, you will not need to fill in contact information.
First time users or returning E-file users who lost their previous E-File confirmation email(s) will have to reenter their contact information.
The E-Filing terms are available here. Also, after you enter a valid case number in the NLRB E-Filing System, a screen detailing these E-Filing terms will open. You will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood these terms before proceeding to file your document.
The only documents that cannot be E-Filed with the NLRB at this time are:
- Unfair Labor Practice Charges (coming later this year)
- Representation Petitions (coming later this year)
- Petitions for Advisory Opinions
- Showing of Interest documents (coming later this year)
- A document that is more than twenty (20) megabytes in size
The full terms and rules are available (click here).
"E-Service" is the electronic service of final Board and ALJ decisions on parties to Board cases. Parties who register for E-Service will receive, immediately upon posting of the Board's daily E-Docket on its website, an e-mail constituting formal notice of the Board's or Judge's decision and an electronic link to the decision. E-Service notifications will be sent at the close of the business day at NLRB headquarters in Washington, D.C. (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Final Board and ALJ decisions will not be mailed to parties who sign up for E-Service. When documents are electronically-filed in a case, the NLRB sends a courtesy e-mail notification to other parties in the case who have registered to receive electronic service of Board and ALJ Decisions. The e-mail with a link to the documents is a courtesy notification only; it does not constitute service of the document by the filing party pursuant to Board Rules & Regulations Sections 102.114(a) or 102.114(i). In addition, this e-mail indicates only that the document has been E-Filed with the Agency. It does not constitute a determination that the document has been accepted by the Agency as meeting the requirements for filing. In the event the document being E-Filed is required to be served on another party to a proceeding, the other party shall be served by e-mail, if possible. If the other party does not have the ability to receive electronic service, the other party shall be notified by telephone of the substance of the transmitted document and a copy of the document shall be served by personal service no later than the next day, by overnight delivery service, or, with the permission of the party receiving the document, by facsimile transmission. See Sec. 102.114(a) and (i) of the Board's Rules and Regulations. If you have not registered and wish to do so, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, providing the case number for each Board and/or Judges case in which you are a participant. You will be given an NLRB-assigned PIN number, which will allow you to register for E-Service/E-Issuance (click here for more information about PIN numbers). Each party or party representative currently can sign up only one e-mail address for E-Service.
PINs are not required for E-filing. They are used to request E-service. Participants in active cases before the Board or the Division of Judges can obtain access to electronic information and receive early notification of filings and decisions in the case, but only if they register with the Agency to retrieve a PIN number. If you are a participant on such a case, you can request a PIN number by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the case number for each case in which you are a participant. Participants in cases that are not yet pending before the Division of Judges or the Board are not included in the pilot project. The Agency-assigned PIN number is needed only for the initial registration for E-Service. To access the system in the future, you will use the name and password that you created. If you misplace your PIN number before you sign-up for E-Service, contact email@example.com and your PIN number will be sent to you. If you have multiple cases pending before the Board and/or Division of Judges, and there are variations in your name and address in the different cases, you may receive different PIN numbers for the different cases. When you log into the NLRB's website, the PIN(s) you receive will allow you to edit your contact information, and consolidate your contact information records. Please note that you do not need a PIN number to use the other services available at mynlrb.gov, including accessing your previously E-Filed documents and saving your contact information for faster E-Filing.