International

Internationally, the FMCS, at the request of the U.S. Departments of State, Labor, and others, strives to build local capacity for effective industrial relations systems, including labor administration, inspection, collective bargaining, mediation, and dispute resolution. Additionally, the FMCS has also been asked to brief or train judges, mediators, and arbitrators on dispute resolution techniques and has provided assistance to establish mediation agencies. FMCS international program development, project management, and service delivery are provided by professional staff with significant international experience. In addition, the Agency draws on the expertise of a field staff of 165 full-time mediators to deliver the Agency’s international services. For more than two decades, FMCS has delivered training services in more than 50 nations and addressed a wide variety of instructional and development needs.