FLRA TARGETS NEGOTIABILITY CASES FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

September 30, 1996 · PR 116-96
Contact: Helenann Hirsch
202-482-6500

FLRA TARGETS NEGOTIABILITY CASES FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The FLRA today announced that, for the first time in its history, alternative dispute resolution is now integrated into the process for resolving negotiability appeals filed with the Authority.

The alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, which include interest-based bargaining and other innovative ADR techniques, are being provided by the FLRA=s Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (CADR). Parties choosing to participate in the program will meet in sessions facilitated by CADR to identify issues, discuss interests, and find solutions. Cases covered by the program may be held in abeyance at the parties= request while they attempt to informally resolve the dispute.

"The FLRA is committed to reducing the costs of workplace conflict,@ said FLRA Chair Phyllis Segal. AThis new ADR initiative is jus