LADIES OF THE LAW
A conference is coming up that will feature the four most important women in federal sector labor and employee relations. The National Academy of Arbitrators along with FMCS is sponsoring a program in early May where the four Presidential appointees will take the stage to answer questions. They are Mary Jacksteit, Chairman FSIP; Carol Waller Pope, Chairman FLRA; Allison Beck, Director FMCS; and Susan Grundmann, Chairman MSPB. The meeting will be in Atlantic City, NJ and we hear rumors that there are just 29 slots left. Here is the agenda. This track is intended primarily for Federal Sector management and union representatives. Top Federal policy makers will describe where their agencies stand and identify hot issues and trends. Skills to be imparted include bullet-proofing cases, briefs and awards, preparing successful challenges and defenses in discipline cases, dealing with remedies and handling arbitration appeals. Format will include lectures, panel discussions, audience participation and mock hearing. Experienced arbitrators, advocates and attorneys will be there to guide attendees through various segments. For more information contact FMCS Commissioner Barbara Lichtman at 215-717-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.