The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released a 2015 report on Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) nationwide, detailing FEB program successes, which credited a joint training program with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in providing leadership and ADR training to local FEBs. Under a 2014 memorandum of understanding between the FMCS and OPM, the FMCS provides mediation training services for the FEB programs. Under the agreement, the FMCS manages administrative processes, including registration for the trainings, and the FEBs assist with advertising and identifying training space.
After a year of implementation, more than 96 percent of the training participants agreed that the training addressed important aspects of their needs, and slightly less than 100 percent were satisfied with the quality of the course, according to the OPM report. In addition, 88 percent of the FEB coordinators had a very good experience utilizing the revised FMCS training process.
Overall, during FY 2015, the FEB-sponsored ADR programs successfully settled 400 cases, resulting in an estimated cost avoidance of more than $18.9 million, according to the OPM report.
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