FLRA Senior Executive Appointments Announced (8/16/03)

August 16, 2003

Contact: Jill Crumpacker


Dale Cabaniss, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), has announced two new appointments to senior executive positions. Effective April 6, 2003, Jill M. Crumpacker is the Director, Policy, Planning, & Performance Management. Effective August 17, 2003, Robert P. Hunter is Regional Director of the Washington, DC, Regional Office, Office of the General Counsel.

Jill Crumpacker most recently served as chief of staff to Chairman Cabaniss. Her prior Federal experience includes serving in a senior labor-relations position at the Internal Revenue Service and as staff counsel to previous National Labor Relations Board Member J. Robert Brame III. She also has extensive senior management experience in the executive branch of State government. Ms. Crumpacker received an LL.M, with distinction, in labor law and alternative dispute resolution, from the Georgetown Law Center; an M.P.A. from the University of Kansas; and a J.D. from Washburn School of Law. She holds a national certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management and is a member of the Kansas and U.S. District of Kansas bars.

Robert Hunter has been a Member of the Michigan Civil Service Commission since 1996. He has also served as the Director of Labor Policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In addition to a distinguished career in private practice, Mr. Hunter was also a Member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1981 to 1985. Prior to that, he served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director, Labor and Human Relations Committee, U.S. Senate. Mr. Hunter received an LL.M. in Labor Law from New York University; a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School; and a B.S. from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and a number of state bars.

An independent Federal agency, the FLRA administers the labor-management relations program for non-Postal Service Federal employees worldwide, nearly 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,000 bargaining units. Three statutory components comprise the FLRA: the Authority, decisional component; the Office of the General Counsel, which processes unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions through seven Regional Offices; and the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment.