THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD F. HARTFIELD AND MARY E. JACKSTEIT AS MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL
The President today announced his intent to appoint Edward F. Hartfield and Mary E. Jacksteit as members of the Federal Services Impasses Panel.
Mr. Edward F. Hartfield of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Dispute Settlement. He was originally appointed to the Federal Service Impasses Panel in 1994. Mr. Hartfield served as a Commissioner of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at both the national and Detroit offices from 1979 to 1988. He was also a mediator with the State of New Jersey Office of Dispute Settlement from 1976 to 1979. He has served on numerous panels facilitating mediation between various corporations and labor unions. Mr. Hartfield received a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from the University of Detroit.
Ms. Mary E. Jacksteit, of Takoma Park, Maryland, is a labor arbitrator, mediator and conflict resolution consultant. She was originally appointed to the Federal Service Impasses Panel in 1995. She has also served since 1993 as a Project Director at Search for Common Ground, an independent organization of domestic and international conflict resolution. Previously, she was an attorney in private practice and an attorney for the American Federation of Government Employees and promoted to Deputy General Counsel. In addition, she has served as a Hearing Examiner in the District of Columbia court system. She received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.A. from George Mason University.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel, an entity within the Federal Labor Relations Authority, is responsible for providing assistance in resolving impediments in negotiations between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees.