What we do
The Panel resolves impasses between federal agencies and unions representing federal employees arising from negotiations arising under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act. If bargaining between the parties, followed by mediation assistance, does not result in a voluntary agreement, then either party or the parties jointly may request the Panel's assistance.
Processing a case before the Panel
After a party files, or the parties jointly file, a request for assistance with the Panel, the Panel's staff will conduct a preliminary investigation of that request. Following this investigation, the Panel may determine to assert jurisdiction over the request. If the Panel asserts jurisdiction, then it has the authority to recommend and/or direct the use of various dispute-resolution procedures. If the parties still are unable to reach a voluntary settlement after the use of these procedures, the Panel may take whatever action it deems necessary to resolve the dispute, including the imposition of contract terms through a final action. The parties may not appeal the merits of the Panel's decision to any court.
The Panel comprises ten Presidential appointees who serve on a part-time basis, one of whom serves as the Chair. The Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel consists of five members, including one member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
Contact the Panel at (771) 444-5762
|Kimberly Moseley||Executive Director||771-444-5765|
|Yvonne P. Waller||Staff Assistant||771-444-5768|