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Speeches & Presentations

FMCS Impact 2016 – The Role and Function of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

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Regulations & Policies

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Arbitration Policies and Procedures

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Reports

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FMCS provides voluntary mediation and conflict resolution services to the private sector and to Federal government agencies. Between  1982 and 2008, FMCS held a widely-acclaimed national labor-management conference. The purpose of this conference was to educate existing and prospective FMCS customers on cutting edge labor-management relationship building and dispute resolution techniques as well as providing training in collaborative solutions to complex bargaining issues. The conference and associated activities are conducted in accord with the Agency’s statutory responsibilities under the 1978 Labor-Management Cooperation Act.   Over its history, the FMCS labor-management conference  gained a reputation for high-quality, for featuring nationally known speakers and workshop presenters, and for providing outstanding learning and networking opportunities for labor relations practitioners. FMCS decided to present its labor-management conference in 2016 based on overwhelming interest and support from the labor relations community.

On August 17-19, 2016, FMCS held its national labor-management conference in Chicago. The expenses incurred by the agency for the 2016 conference was $396,497.48. These expenses include travel, per diem, registration, and lodging expenses for 174 FMCS employees. In addition to participating, these employees also provided logistical and programming assistance at the conference.

Below is a listing of available Audit Reports that we have online for easy downloading. They are in PDF format.

FY2016 FMCS Audit Report

 FY2015 FMCS Audit Report

 FY2014 FMCS Audit Report

 FY2013 FMCS Audit Report

 

Planning & Initiatives

FMCS Five-Year Strategic Plan

The long-range vision, goals and strategies of FMCS

The agency’s five-year strategic plan outlines the objectives it seeks to achieve, and the strategies it will use to reach its goals.

The FMCS Five-Year Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 is a federally-mandated document that complies with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. In this plan, the agency describes its future goals and objectives, and outlines the strategies and initiatives it will undertake to achieve them. The plan also discusses the challenges facing FMCS in the years ahead, and the resource requirements necessary to implement the strategies.
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Budgets & Performance

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FMCS Congressional Submissions are in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (PDF).

These are the Yearly budget submissions to Congress for the Agency.

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Multimedia

2013 White House Labor-Management Partnership Summit

Former FMCS Director George H. Cohen praised the institution of collective bargaining at the White House December 5, 2013 as he moderated a special FMCS-sponsored summit celebrating labor-management partnerships and the virtues of union-employer negotiations. Director Cohen was joined by Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Secretary of Commerce Penny S. Pritzker in highlighting recent collective bargaining successes demonstrating the value of labor-management cooperation and joint problem solving, benefiting both unions and employers.

Additional 2013 White House Labor-Management Partnership Summit Video

Seven separate labor-management panels focused on major labor-management agreements showing the potential for unions and employers to work together to improve competitiveness, productivity and quality. Participating organizations included: the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools, The Walt Disney Company, the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, 1199SEIU, Montefiore Health Systems and 1199SEIU/League Training and Upgrading Fund, the Ford Motor Company, the United Auto Workers, International Paper, the United Steel Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, ABC, Inc., the Communication Workers of America and the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians.

FMCS at 2013 SFLERP Symposium on Labor, Management and Employee Relations

Former FMCS Director Cohen addressed FMCS’s efforts and successes in supporting Executive Order 13522 and the Agency’s ongoing work with SFLERP.

Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers

Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers discuss recent collective bargaining successes at an FMCS special event held in Washington, D.C. Representatives from both sides address how labor-management cooperation led to improved business operations.

Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association

Representatives of Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association discuss recent collective bargaining successes at an FMCS special event held in Washington, D.C.

Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Unions

Representatives of Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions discuss experiences in relationship building and recent success applying a problem-solving model to workplace conflicts.

Alabama Power and IBEW

Representatives of Alabama Power and the IBEW discuss experiences in relationship building and recent success applying a problem-solving model to workplace conflicts.

U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers

Representatives of United States Steel and the USW discuss recent collective bargaining successes at an FMCS special event held in Washington, D.C.

Charlotte County Public Schools Reach Agreement with FMCS Assistance

FMCS partnered with Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS)  and its unions – the Charlotte Florida Education Association and Charlotte County Support Personnel Association to help the parties resolve a collective bargaining dispute and improve labor-management cooperation.

FMCS Provides Help in Resolving MLS Labor Dispute

With the start of the 2010 season at stake, FMCS helped Major League Soccer (MLS) and the MLS Players Union avert a strike and reach a deal on a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement.

FMCS Assists in United Steelworkers, Holcim Contract Negotiations

During lengthy collective bargaining negotiations, FMCS helped United Steelworkers and Holcim, Inc. reach agreement and establish a successful labor-management committee.

FMCS Assists Wm. T. Burnett and Union with Contract Negotiations

During lengthy collective bargaining negotiations, FMCS helped IUE-CWA Local 75 and Wm. T. Burnett and Company reach agreement and establish a successful labor-management committee.

FMCS Training Helps in Arnold Engineering Development Center Bargaining

FMCS conducted interest-based bargaining training to help the ATA and AEMTC successfully resolve issues at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) prior to negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.

FMCS Helps Virginia Dominion Power and IBEW Resolve Dispute

In the aftermath of a lengthy and disruptive work stoppage, FMCS helped Dominion Virginia Power and IBEW resolve the dispute and establish a better relationship between the company and its unionized employees.

FMCS Provides Help in New Group Health Benefits Plan

Following a strike over failed negotiations, FMCS helped Group Health Cooperative and six unions reach agreement on a new health benefits plan covering more than 3,600 workers.

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