FLRA Components to Conduct Joint Training
The Federal Service Impasses Panel is composed of seven Presidentially appointed members serving on a part-time basis, one of whom serves as Chair. The Panel resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act. If bargaining between the parties, followed by mediation assistance, proves unsuccessful, the Panel has the Authority to recommend procedures and to take whatever actions it deems necessary to resolve an impasse. The Federal Labor Relations Authority is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million federal employees worldwide, 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in 2,200 bargaining units. In addition to the Panel, the other two components of the FLRA are the Authority and the Office of the General Counsel. For further information regarding the Panel or these appointments, contact Joseph Schimansky, Executive Director of the Panel, at (202) 482-6670.