Federal Labor Relations Authority



1400 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005

Phone, 202-218-7000. Internet, www.flra.gov.

Chairman Dale Cabaniss

Chief of Staff Jill Crumpacker

Chief Counsel Kirk Underwood

Director, External Affairs Jill Crumpacker, Acting

Director, Case Control Gail Reinhart

Director, Collaboration and Andy Pizzi

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Executive Director

David Smith, Acting


David Smith

Inspector General Francine Eichler

Member Tony Armendariz

Chief Counsel Steve Svartz

Member Carol Waller Pope

Chief Counsel Susan D. McCluskey

General Counsel David L. Feder, Acting

Deputy General Counsel David L. Feder

Assistant General Counsel, Appeals Richard L. Zorn

Federal Service Impasses Panel

Chairman Becky Norton Dunlop

Members Richard B. Ainsworth, Mark Carter, John G. Cruz, Andrea Fischer Newman, Grace Flores-Hughes, Joseph Carter Whitaker

Special Assistant to the Chairman Victoria Dutcher

Executive Director H. Joseph Schimansky

Foreign Service Labor Relations Board

Chairman Dale Cabaniss

Members Richard Bloch,


General Counsel David L. Feder, Acting

Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel

Chairman Peter Tredick

Members Kevin Brennan, Becky Norton Dunlop, David Geiss,



The Federal Labor Relations Authority oversees the Federal service labor-management relations program. It administers the law that protects the right of employees of the Federal Government to organize, bargain collectively, and participate through labor organizations of their own choosing in decisions affecting them. The Authority also ensures compliance with the statutory rights and obligations of Federal employees and the labor organizations that represent them in their dealings with Federal agencies.


The Federal Labor Relations Authority was created as an independent establishment by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (5 U.S.C. app.), effective January 1, 1979, pursuant to Executive Order 12107 of December

28, 1978, to consolidate the central policymaking functions in Federal labor-management relations. Its duties and authority are specified in title VII (Federal Service Labor-Management Relations) of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 7101-7135).


The Authority provides leadership in establishing policies and guidance relating to the Federal service labor-management relations program. In addition, it determines the...

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