President Bush Appoints Members to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (4/22/02)

PR 02-03
April 22, 2002

Contact: Jill Crumpacker
202-482-6690, ex. 406

President Bush has appointed Mark A. Carter, John Cruz, and Grace Flores-Hughes as Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel). The seven-member Panel is the component of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) that resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment.

The newly-appointed Members join Chairman Becky Norton Dunlop and Members Richard Ainsworth, Andrea Newman, and Joseph Whitaker to complete a richly diverse Panel characterized by far-ranging Federal sector and private sector experience in employment and labor issues.

Mark A. Carter, of Charleston, West Virginia, currently practices law with the law firm of Heenan, Althen & Roles, Charleston, West Virginia offices. Mr. Carter currently serves as the Management Chair of the Annual Meetings subcommittee of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the ABA. Mr. Carter previously served on the Antitrust, RICO and Labor Law Committee of the ABA. In addition, Mr. Carter has published numerous articles in the area of labor and employment law, including serving as a contributing editor of The Developing Labor Law, BNA Publications (2000). Mr. Carter received his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where he was a Burnett Scholar. He received his J.D. from West Virginia University. Mr. Carter will serve a term ending January 10, 2004.

John Cruz,