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    Mediator responsibilities include, but are not limited to

    1. Mediating labor-management disputes involving initial or successor collective bargaining agreements in situations which range from a moderate degree of difficulty to those which are highly complex due to their economic impact, the number and difficulty of issues involved, the existence of an actual work stoppage or the imminent threat of one, and/or a history of difficult labor-management relations.
    2. Identifying opportunities and responding to requests to mediate significant grievances arising during the term of a collective bargaining agreement. Helping parties resolve disputes that might otherwise present obstacles in future rounds of collective bargaining. Improving labor-management relationships through the process of resolving significant and/or backlogged grievances.
    3. Providing relationship development training (RDT) designed to help labor and management jointly improve their working relationship and the overall day-to-day labor-management relations climate. Assessing relationships and working with parties to develop and deliver customized training programs designed to enhance efficiency, productivity, and job security. Utilizing a variety of program delivery methods, including live and/or web-based online collaborative processes where appropriate.
    4. Mediating and/or facilitating a variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) matters for government entities, including discrimination claims, other workplace conflicts, regulatory compliance, regulatory negotiations, multi-party conflicts and other disputes which are of a particularly unique, difficult, or complex nature. Identifying potential customers and negotiating reimbursable agreements in coordination with supervisor.
    5. Engaging in education, outreach and advocacy activities to increase awareness of FMCS conflict resolution services and programs. Utilizing creative approaches to identify and/or create opportunities to inform the public about FMCS dispute resolution services.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0241 Mediation

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