Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Jean McKee

Arbitration exceptions represent the highest number of cases reviewed by the FLRA (22% of federal sector decisions; less than 2% of private sector). Many entail the arbitrator’s failure to analyze and articulate specific statutory and regulatory requirements. Chairman McKee asserts that arbitrators must educate themselves and request information from the parties. The FLRA is attempting to offer information and training in the arbitration of federal statutes.