Arbitration Services and Notice Processing
The Arbitration Office provides to requesting parties panels of arbitrators experienced in dealing with labor matters. FMCS Office of Arbitration Services' (OAS) major responsibilities include:
Federal labor policy promotes the use of voluntary arbitration and collective bargaining to resolve labor-management disputes between employers and represented employees. Two important features of constructive labor-management relations are voluntary arbitration and fact-finding in disputes and disagreements over establishment or modification of contract terms. As an ingredient of collective bargaining agreements, the arbitration system substantially assures labor peace. Today, all collective bargaining agreements, in essence, contain grievance and arbitration provisions.
Phone: (202) 606-5111; Fax: (202) 606-3749
Phone: (202) 606-5499; Fax: (202) 606-4253