U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority

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Bilateral Arrangements

The agency and the exclusive representative may, together, determine appropriate techniques to assist in resolving negotiation impasses, including the use of interest based bargaining approaches so long as such arrangements result in voluntary settlements without the need for a third party to impose terms on them.

The parties may also agree to resolve their dispute through binding private arbitration; however, that choice must first be approved by the Federal Service Impasses Panel.