The FMCS Organization – Functionally Focused, Nationally Networked
Although headquartered in Washington, DC, the public functions of FMCS are delivered through a network of regional and field offices in order to be close to its customers.
Office of the Director
The Office of the Director is responsible for overseeing policy development, agency administration, and serving as liaison to the White House, Congress and the labor relations community.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (ADR)
ADR offers mediation systems design, employment mediation, training, facilitation and other assistance to help organizations improve labor relations and conflict management capabilities.
Arbitration and NPU
Arbitration services refers arbitrators to interested parties in the labor-management community. Notice Processing manages the acceptance and assignment of notice-of-bargaining data.
Budget and Finance
The Office of Budget and Finance is responsible for budget formulation and execution, and for the FMCS financial control system.
Education and Training
The Office of Education and Training oversees the development and implementation of training and education programs for employees and supports training and education for the labor-management community.
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
FMCS is committed to providing equal opportunity for all persons and to eliminating discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
The FMCS Institute offers courses to enhance collective bargaining, conflict resolution and the practice of arbitration.
The Office of the General Counsel advises the Director and his management team on legal issues, compliance and interagency negotiations, and responds to Freedom of Information Act requests.
The Human Resources department manages employee hiring and payroll and benefits.
Information Technology and Administrative Services
The Office of Information Systems (IT/AS) is responsible for the Service’s case administration, data collection, technology management, support services, and various other services.
The Grants Office provides financial support for the establishment and operation of joint labor-management initiatives.
The Office of Public Affairs provides the general public with information regarding FMCS.
The FMCS national network includes nearly 70 field offices.