Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: James M. Harkless

“The employment relationships in the federal service, and the collective bargaining agreements under the CSRA and the predecessor Executive Orders which permitted them, are so controlled and affected by various statutes, rules, and regulations that grievance arbitration within that system necessarily cannot be final and binding as in the private sector; that, to the extent that an arbitrator isrequired to interpret external law in order to resolve a grievance in the federal sector, such a decision should properly be subject to full review by public bodies charged with the responsibility of assuring uniform application and interpretation of public policy.”