Requesting a Panel

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Requesting a Panel2018-03-29T11:49:50+00:00

Online Arbitration System

In June of 2017, FMCS launched a completely new and redesigned system for our arbitration program–it simplifies the process, while creating greater flexibility and control for parties requesting arbitration and for arbitrators. If you experience any difficulties, please notify us at arbitration@fmcs.gov.

The cost for an online panel request with email delivery of the panel to both parties is $30 (if mail or fax delivery to one or both parties is requested, the cost is $50). Requesting a panel online is the preferred method, being easier, quicker, more reliable, and less expensive than submission of the PDF form.  To get an arbitration panel from FMCS, click on: REQUEST PANEL. Panels are usually sent out within hours of the request. 

NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A PANEL WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR REQUEST, PLEASE NOTIFY US AT 202-606-5111

Bear in mind that, while the request form allows for special requirements (for example, geography other than standard choices, affiliations, certifications, industry experience), a party submitting such requirements is certifying that both parties have agreed to what is specified.