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Eli Nash Named Chief Administrative Law Judge of the FLRA (5/2/01)

PR 107-01
May 2, 2001

Contact: Harold Kessler


Today, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced the appointment of Eli Nash as Chief Administrative Law Judge. Mr. Nash, who has over 35 years experience in labor law, was appointed by FLRA Chairman Dale Cabaniss and Members Carol Waller Pope and Donald S. Wasserman.

Mr. Nash has been an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) since 1977. He served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration, the Department of Labor and, since 1979, with the FLRA. Mr. Nash began his Federal legal career with the National Labor Relations Board. He earned his B.S. and Juris Doctor degree from the American University. Mr. Nash attended public schools in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Carol, reside in Laurel, Maryland and have five children and five grandchildren.

As the Chief ALJ, Mr. Nash is responsible for managing the FLRA Office of Administrative Law Judges which conducts hearings and issues decisions on a variety of complex statutory and regulatory matters related to the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. The Office conducts hearings of unfair labor practice complaints and recommends decisions and remedies to the FLRA Members. If exceptions to the ALJ decisions are not filed, the decisions and remedies become final. If exceptions are filed, the case is reviewed by the Members of the Authority.

The FLRA is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-Postal Service Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in 2,200 bargaining units. It is charged with providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance related to Federal sector labor-management relations and with resolving disputes under and ensuring compliance with the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.