PRESIDENT CLINTON REAPPOINTS FEDERAL SERVICES IMPASSES PANEL MEMBERS HARTFIELD AND JACKSTEIT
February 24, 1999 · PR 105-99
Contact: Patty Reilly
PRESIDENT CLINTON REAPPOINTS
FEDERAL SERVICES IMPASSES PANEL MEMBERS
HARTFIELD AND JACKSTEIT
President Clinton reappointed Edward F. Hartfield and Mary E. Jacksteit to second terms as members to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel), a component of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Each will serve through January 2004.
Member Hartfield of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Center for Dispute Settlement. He was originally appointed to the Panel in 1994. Mr. Hartfield served as a Commissioner of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at both the National and Detroit offices from 1979 to 1988. He was also a mediator with the State of New Jersey Office of Dispute Settlement from 1976 to 1979. He has served on numerous panels facilitating mediation between various corporations and labor unions. Mr. Hartfield received a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from the University of Detroit.
Member Jacksteit, of Takoma Park, Maryland, is a labor arbitrator, mediator, and conflict resolution consultant. She was originally appointed to the Panel in 1995. Since 1993 she has also served as a Project Director at Search for Common Ground, an independent organization of domestic and international conflict resolution. Previously, she was an attorney in private practice and an attorney for the American Federation of Government Employees, ultimately serving as its Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Jacksteit also served as a hearing examiner in the District of Columbia Court system. She received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.A. from George Mason University.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel is a component of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The Panel, composed of seven Presidentially appointed members serving on a part-time basis, is chaired by Betty Bolden. 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.