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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
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FMCS: Mission-Driven to Build Partnerships, Resolve Conflict and Promote Successful Bargaining

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

FMCS Today
Newsworthy activities and media reports, calendar of upcoming events, and employment opportunities.
FMCS Public Documents
The goals of the FMCS and the strategic direction of the agency.
Agency Departments
FMCS services are delivered by a functionally-aligned organization with national offices in Washington and five other cities, and field offices throughout the country.
Our History
Key events since the creation of FMCS in 1947.
FAQ
The difference between mediation and arbitration and how to explain the role of the mediator are two of the questions often asked.