President Announces Intent to Nominate Members of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (3/09/07)

Contact: Jill Crumpacker (202-218-7945) March 9, 2007


Today, President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), for a five-year term expiring July 29, 2012 and upon confirmation, re-designate as FLRA Chairman. She previously served as a Member of the Authority decisional component of the FLRA from December 1997 to March 2001. On March 8, 2001, President Bush designated Ms. Cabaniss as FLRA Chairman. In this capacity, she serves concurrently as an Authority Member and also as the chief executive officer of the FLRA.

Prior to her tenure at the FLRA, Ms. Cabaniss served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health and Human Services and as chief counsel to a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ms. Cabaniss received her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and her JD from Catholic University.

The President also announced his intention to nominate Carol Waller Pope, of the District of Columbia, to be an FLRA Member, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring July 1, 2009. Ms. Pope previously served as an FLRA Member from 2000-2006. Prior to this, she was a career employee at the FLRA, serving as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. Earlier in her career, she served as an Attorney in the Officer of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor. Ms. Pope received her bachelor's degree from Simmons College and her JD from Northeastern University.

An independent Federal agency, the FLRA administers the labor-management relations program for non-Postal Service Federal employees worldwide, who 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.