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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 17, 1994
                       SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL

The President today announced his intention to appoint Stanley M. Fisher to the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

Stanley M. Fisher of Ohio is currently of Counsel with the law firm of Arter & Hadden, a national law firm headquartered in Cleveland. Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Oberlin College (B.A.) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) and was a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a former National President of the Federal Bar Association, and the first Life Member of the Judicial Conference for the Sixth Circuit, a member of the National Uniform Law Commission (NULC) and Chairman of the NULC Committee that drafted the Model Employment Termination Act. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Cleveland State University School of Law where he teaches Ethics and Professionalism and is a lecturer on this and other subjects throughout the country.

The Federal Service Impasses Panel provides assistance in resolving impediments in negotiation between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees. After investigating a situation, the Panel may recommend various procedures such as arbitration. The Panel also provides direct assistance such as fact-finding or written submissions. Final action, in cases which have not been resolved, such as an arbitration award or a Decision and Order of the Panel, is binding on the parties involved. The Panel also has jurisdiction to resolve disputes under the Compressed Work Schedules Act of 1982. Labor- management disputes involving the Panama Canal Commission and other U.S. Government agencies located in what was the Canal Zone of the Republic of Panama are also within the Panel's purview.