Our Boston office is undergoing some construction and currently the phone system is down. Please call the FLRA main line (202) 218-7770 and the extension of the agent. Also, the Boston Fax line is down, please send Fax for Boston to FLRA Headquarters at (202) 482-6608 and it will be forwarded to the Boston office.

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)

When an agency and union have negotiated over a particular subject and have reached an impasse, the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute provides a mechanism to resolve their impasse.  But first, the parties must seek mediation assistance from a third party, such as the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS-Agency), in an attempt to informally resolve the matter.  If mediaiton is unsuccesful, then the parties may jointly or sperately request the assistance of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel).