President Bush Appoints Chairman and Members to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (3/12/02)

PR 101-02
March 12, 2002

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

PRESIDENT BUSH APPOINTS CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS TO THE FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL

President Bush has appointed Becky Norton Dunlop as Chairman, and Richard Barber Ainsworth, Andrea Fischer Newman, and Joseph Carter Whitaker as members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel). The Panel is the component of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) that resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment.

Consistent with the President's pledge that Federal programs become more customer-oriented, the newly appointed Panel members bring to their positions a wealth of broad-ranging private and public-sector expertise in identifying interests and successfully addressing issues between management and labor.

Panel Chairman, Becky Norton Dunlop, of Arlington, Virginia, currently serves as Vice President of External Relations for Heritage Foundation, overseeing strategic outreach and communications to public policy institutions, state government officials, and business and community leaders. Mrs. Dunlop previously served as a senior official in the Administration of President Ronald Reagan, including service in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel and Director of the President's Cabinet Office. From 1987 to 1989, she was Deputy Under Secretary of the Department of Interior and Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks. In 1985 and 1986, she served in the