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Arbitrator Jaffe describes how he handles statutory claims: the differences between CBA grievances and disputes arising under federal statutes; the issues that frequently arise under the latter; and bases of…

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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…

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Professor Gamser observes that, “If there is still some basis to continue the debate over whether external law must be considered by the arbitrator in the private sector, there is…

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A brief history of the statutory federal labor relations program is given, followed by discussions of the Civil Service Reform Act, the scope of arbitral remedial authority in the federal…

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Arbitration in the federal sector

Arbitrators and advocates give their per perspectives of arbitration in the federal sector. Arbitrators assert that the parties often fail to provide the relevant law, rules, and regulations that must…

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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…

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