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President Harkless notes the changes that are taking place in labor and employment arbitration; considers the conclusions reached by Dennis Nolan in his paper on the possible future composition of the Academy (see chapter 3 in this volume), but departs from Professor Nolan on the efficacy of including, as members, arbitrators who deal primarily with …

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FLRA review of arbitration awards

The author examines the disturbingly high percentage of FLRA reversals in cases where federal agencies appeal arbitration awards. Modifications and reversals fall primarily into two categories: those involving the Back Pay Act, and those where arbitrators are found to have intruded on management’s statutory right to direct and assign employees.

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