FSIP Announces Additional Web-Based Interactive Training on Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act (April 16, 2013)

The Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is pleased to announce that a new lesson has been added to its existing web-based interactive basic training on federal sector impasse resolution, and the new lesson is now available on‑line. The training explains FSIP's role in resolving impasses over flexible and compressed work schedules under both the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute). It is part of a comprehensive four-lesson course on the processes and procedures of the FSIP that is intended, among other things, to introduce federal employees, managers, and unions to the FSIP's organization as an entity within the FLRA; explain how FSIP decides whether or not to assert jurisdiction over requests for its assistance; and provide information on the procedures the FSIP uses in resolving impasses, and the factors that are considered in selecting a specific procedure to resolve an impasse. According to FSIP Chairman Mary Jacksteit, the training is another example of the FLRA's efforts to provide the federal labor‑management community with comprehensive resource and training materials to assist them in promoting cooperati