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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 …

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Federal sector arbitration

Chairman McKee discusses the authority of the Federal Labor Relations Authority to set aside arbitrators’ decisions involving federal statute if found to be contrary to law, rule or regulation, or on grounds similar to those applied in the private sector. The appellate rate for cases involving federal statute is 22%, and Chairman McKee urges that, …

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