Wayne Cartwright Beyer Appointed FLRA Member (12/21/06)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2006

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WAYNE CARTWRIGHT BEYER ASSUMES ROLE OF MEMBER

OF THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

On December 20, 2006, President Bush recess appointed Wayne Cartwright Beyer, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Authority decisional component of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Before his appointment as an FLRA Member, Beyer was serving as an Administrative Appeals Judge at the Department of Labor, having been appointed by the Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao. Prior to this, he served as Senior Litigator in Office of the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia, and before that was in private practice in New Hampshire. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief of Staff and later Deputy General Counsel for the General Services Administration. Mr. Beyer received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Harvard University. He received a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the New Hampshire and District of Columbia bars.

Member Wayne Beyer stated that “I am honored that President Bush appointed me. The opportunity to serve as a Member of the FLRA Authority is a great privilege.”

The FLRA is an independent agency responsible for administering the labor-management relations program for more than one million non-Postal Service Federal employees worldwide, the majority of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,000 bargaining units. The FLRA Authority is the decisional component of the agency, which resolves unfair labor practice cases, excep