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Significant developments for 1980 – including statutory, judicial, and related activity – in public employment disputes settlement at federal, state, and local levels in the United States and in Canada….

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The author furnishes a thorough description of the workings of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (for employees in federal service), including the appeal of arbitration awards to the…

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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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This report covers 1978 statutory, judicial and related developments at the federal, state and local levels, including federal legislation creating the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Office of Personnel Management…

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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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Arbitration in the public sector: The new systems and the established systems: What each might learn from the other.

Public sector arbitration of grievance and interest disputes is examined in several sectors: the Puerto Rican system; the union perspective stateside; the employer perspective in the State of Florida; the…

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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…

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