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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta joins lineup of distinguished speakers at FMCS 2018 National Labor-Management Conference

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joins the lineup of distinguished speakers at the FMCS 2018 National Labor-Management August 21-23 in Chicago that includes New York Times best-selling author Ron Shapiro, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Actors’ Equity Association President Kate Shindle,  author and conflict resolution expert Peter Coleman,  and others as the deadline looms for […]

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta joins lineup of distinguished speakers at FMCS 2018 National Labor-Management Conference2018-07-30T11:00:31+00:00

FMCS mediator and spouse help disabled theft victim

San-Antonio-TX-based FMCS mediator Walter Darr and his wife Lara were moved by a local TV-news story about a disabled Marine veteran whose livelihood was threatened when a wood saw that was vital to his work was stolen from his home workshop. Inspired by the plight of the former Marine, Water and his wife purchased a […]

FMCS mediator and spouse help disabled theft victim2018-07-30T10:58:55+00:00

Announcement: FMCS Announces Key Personnel Positions

WASHINGTON, DC – Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Acting Director, Rich Giacolone announced on June 26 during a regularly-scheduled managers’ meeting that, effective immediately, FMCS Commissioner Gary Hattal will be replacing John Pinto as Deputy Director of Field Operations in preparation for Pinto’s upcoming retirement.

Pinto served FMCS for almost 30 years, beginning his career […]

Announcement: FMCS Announces Key Personnel Positions2018-06-28T13:55:05+00:00

Announcement: FMCS Commissioner Appointed New Agency Acting Director

WASHINGTON, D.C.– FMCS Commissioner Richard Giacolone has been appointed by President Trump to serve as the Acting Director for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), effective immediately.

Mr. Giacolone began his mediation career at FMCS in the Chesapeake, Virginia field office in 1995. He was the former Director of the FMCS International/ADR Department and […]

Announcement: FMCS Commissioner Appointed New Agency Acting Director2018-06-12T08:16:58+00:00