Olden C. Lee Named Chairman of the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel (10/18/06)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2006

contact: Jill M. Crumpacker
jcrumpacker@flra.gov

OLDEN C. LEE Named CHAIRMAN

of the FOREIGN SERVICE IMPASSE DISPUTES PANEL

Federal Labor Relations Authority Chairman Dale Cabaniss announced today the appointment of Mr. Olden C. Lee as Chairman of the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel (FSIDP).

The FSIDP was established under Chapter 10 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to resolve collective bargaining impasses involving management and labor organizations representing approximately 9,000 employees in the Foreign Service, including Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, International Trade Administration, and International Broadcasting Bureau, among others.

In announcing her appointment of Lee, FLRA Chairman Dale Cabaniss stated, “Mr. Lee brings a broad range of knowledge to this appointment. His significant experience in the areas of employee and labor relations will benefit the work of the FSIDP in addressing issues which may come before the panel.”

Mr. Olden Lee retired from PepsiCo after a 28-year career. While at PepsiCo, Mr. Lee held numerous positions in human resources and labor relations at PepsiCo organizations Frito-Lay, Inc., KFC, and Taco Bell. During his 12 years with Frito-Lay, Inc., Mr. Lee held such positions as Director of Manufacturing Personnel, Director of Personnel, Vice President of Labor Relations, and Vice President of Personnel. While at KFC, Mr. Lee was Senior Vice President of Human Reso