Federal Labor Relations Authority Announces Acting General Counsel (3/26/01)
March 26, 2001
Contact: Harold Kessler
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES ACTING GENERAL COUNSEL
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced today that David L. Feder is now serving as the Acting General Counsel, pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
Mr. Feder has been the Deputy General Counsel of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) since 1994. As the Deputy General Counsel, he is responsible for: providing legal advice and direction throughout the OGC; managing the day-to-day processing of all unfair labor practice and representation cases within the OGC; and directing the delivery of facilitation, intervention, training and education alternative dispute resolution services. Mr. Feder, who previously served as the Assistant General Counsel for Legal Policy and Advice, has been with the FLRA since 1979.
Mr. Feder received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and an L.L.M. in Labor Law (with honors) from New York University School of Law. Mr. Feder has published numerous articles concerning the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, and serves on the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Law.
The FLRA is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-Postal Service Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in 2,200 bargaining units. It is charged with providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance related to Federal sector labor-management relations and with resolving disputes under, and ensuring compliance with, the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. The Office of the General Counsel is the independent investigative and prosecutorial component of the FLRA which processes unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions, and assists parties in improving their labor-management relationships.