FLRA LAUNCHES NEW COLLABORATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM AND APPOINTS FIRST PROGRAM DIRECTOR

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

January 26, 1996 · PR 104-96
Contact: Helenann Hirsch
202-482-6500

FLRA LAUNCHES NEW COLLABORATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM AND APPOINTS FIRST PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The Federal Labor Relations Authority today announced that it has launched the Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (CADR), a new agency-wide program dedicated to reducing the costs of conflict in the federal workplace by improving labor-management relationships and encouraging alternative methods of resolving conflict.

CADR is a first. It's the first time all three independent components of the FLRA -- the Authority, the General Counsel and the Federal Service Impasses Panel -- have joined forces to create a unified program within the agency. It's the first unified program in the history of federal labor-management relations to target collaboration and alternative dispute resolution efforts to every step of the labor-management dispute -- from investigation and prosecution to the adjudication of cases and resolution of bargaining impasses.

In jointly announcing the program, FLRA Chair Phyllis Segal, General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski and FSIP Chair Betty Bolden emphasized how the significant changes in the federal sector labor-management relations progr