Labor Mediation and Conciliation


To prevent or minimize work stoppages caused by disputes between labor and management in industries affecting the free flow of commerce; to provide mediation assistance in Federal labor disputes; to provide training and dispute resolution services to Federal agencies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Provision of Specialized Services; Advisory
Services and Counseling.
Program Accomplishments
In FY 06, there were 15,072 collective bargaining mediation cases assigned in the private sector; in FY 07, 14,663; in FY 08, 15270 (est). In FY 06, there were 1,632 grievance mediation cases assigned in the private sector; in FY 07, 1,788; in FY 08, 1,700 (est). In FY 06, there were 2,445 relationship development and training programs provided in the private sector; in FY 07, 2,548; and in FY 08, 2,390 (est). In FY 06, there were 1,022 cases of employment mediation; in FY 07, 1,060; in FY 08, 1,150 (est). In FY 06, there were 16,854 arbitration panels submitted to disputing parties. In FY 07, 16,264; and in FY 08, 16,500 (est).
Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947, as amended, Title II, Public Law 80-101, 29 U.S.C. 172; Federal Labor Management Relations Statute, Public Law 95-454, 5 U.S.C. 7119; Administrative Dispute Resolution Act, Public Law 101-552, 5 U.S.C. 5571-588; Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990, Public Law 101-648. 5 U.S.C. 561- 570.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Employers and labor organizations involved in industries affecting interstate commerce. Public sector and federal sector employers and labor organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Employers involved in industries affecting interstate commerce and related labor organizations.
Contact the federal agency.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Advance notice prior to expiration of existing contract or reopening thereof, as required by 29 U.S.C. 158 (d) and (g). This program is excluded form coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
FMCS Form F-7 (Notice) may be filed electronically at or mailed to: Notice Processing Unit, The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20427. Telephone (202) 606-5499 Fax: (202) 606-4253.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
As required by 29 U.S.C. 158(d) and (g), and 5 U.S.C. Section 7119. Contact the federal agency for more information.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Actual services include: (a) Providing mediation assistance to employers and labor organizations having collective bargaining contract disputes; (b) providing assistance to companies and their unions in the prevention of disputes by seeking to improve their day-to-day relationships and creating a better degree of understanding and cooperation; (c) providing assistance to companies and labor organizations in the selection of impartial arbitrators to hear and decide disputes under collective bargaining agreements. The agency is involved in special notice and mediation procedures designed to minimize work stoppages in contract disputes at all private health care institutions throughout the nation. The agency has no jurisdiction in railroad and airlines industries. The agency assists in dispute resolution involving Federal employees and agencies. The agency assists in dispute resolutions involving employees of state and local governments where other mediation services are unavailable and where Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service assistance is requested. The agency also provides mediators to hear complaints by individuals alleging age discrimination in federally funded programs. The agency provides mediators to train, mediate, and facilitate administrative disputes involving federal agencies. The agency also assists in the facilitation and mediation of negotiation and rulemaking for federal agencies, in response to requests by the agencies for assistance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Interested persons may contact the appropriate regional office of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street N.W., Washington, DC 20427. Contact: John E. Arnold, Director, Office of Public Affairs. Telephone: (202) 606-8100.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 $42,848,824; FY 08 $43,800,000; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
29 CFR 1400. "Annual Report" and "Labor-Management Committees: Planning for Progress."
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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