THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Armagh, Northern Ireland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 3, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOSEPH SWERDZEWSKI AS GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Joseph Swerdzewski to serve as General Counsel at the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
Mr. Joseph Swerdzewski, of Denver, Colorado, has served with the FLRA since 1979, and as General Counsel since 1993. As General Counsel, he has helped reduce filings of unfair labor practices by over thirty percent through the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques. He has also streamlined management of the office by reducing the number of regional office locations from eleven to seven. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Counsel for Special Outreach in the Office of General Counsel, where he was responsible for the development and presentation of cooperative labor-management relations programs. From 1982 to 1990, he was an FLRA Regional Attorney in Denver, responsible for the Office of General Counsel's operations in ten states.
Mr. Swerdzewski received a B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. degree from Fordham University.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is responsible for enforcing the Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute, the law governing the relationship between agencies and unions in the federal government. The FLRA is composed of three operational components: the three member Authority, the Office of the General Counsel and the Federal Service Impasses Panel. The Office of the General Counsel is an independent branch of the FLRA which investigates and prosecutes or settles unfair practice claims filed with the office.