FSA 22 USC 4110 - Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel

 (a) Establishment; composition There is established within the Federal Labor Relations Authority the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel, which shall assist in resolving negotiating impasses arising in the course of collective bargaining under this subchapter.

The Chairperson shall select the Panel from among individuals the Chairperson considers knowledgeable in labor-management relations or the conduct of foreign affairs.

The Panel shall be composed of 5 members, as follows: (1) 2 members of the Service (other than a management official, a confidential employee, or a labor organization official); (2) one individual employed by the Department of Labor; (3) one member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel; and (4) one public member who does not hold any other office or position in the Government.

The Chairperson of the Board shall set the terms of office for Panel members and determine who shall chair the Panel. (b) Compensation; travel expenses Panel members referred to in subsection (a)(3) and (4) of this section shall receive compensation for each day they are performing their duties (including traveltime) at the daily equivalent of the maximum rate payable for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, except that the member who is also a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel shall not be entitled to pay under this subsection for any day for which he or she receives pay under section 7119(b)(4) (!1) of title 5. Members of the Panel shall be entitled to travel expenses as provided under section 5703 of title 5. (c) Impasse investigation and settlement; hearing