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“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 …

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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 no question that he or she must do so in the federal sector.” Grounds for judicial review are described.

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A study of the status of collective bargaining and grievance/arbitration rights of federal classified and white collar employees under Executive Orders 10988 and 11941. The study concludes that such rights cover a narrow range of issues and that arbitral decisions are subject to extensive review.

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A report by the Academy’s Committee on Public Employment Disputes Settlement. By 1974, thirty-six states had enacted collective bargaining statues covering all or some categories of public employees. The report reviews state legislation and court and agency decisions concerning public sector representation and bargaining; amendments to Executive Order 11491, involving the Federal Service Impasse Panel; …

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A comprehensive study of the elements of federal labor relations and collective bargaining outside of the private sector, where both sides need to understand and respect the process as a channel for resolving employee-employer tensions. The Civil Service Commission and its responsibilities as well as the newly created Federal Impasse Panel are discussed, along with …

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