Following her nomination by President Clinton, and confirmation by the United States Senate, Dale Cabaniss was sworn in today as a new Member of the Authority for a five-year term. Ms. Cabaniss replaces Tony Armendariz, who resigned in March of 1997.
Before joining the FLRA, Ms. Cabaniss served as a professional staff member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor and Health and Human Services, where she served as the principal legal advisor to the Chairman, Ted Stevens of Alaska. Ms. Cabaniss also served as the Chief Counsel for the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Post Office and Civil Service. In addition, she worked for Senator Frank Murkowski of Alaska as his Legislative Director and Legislative Assistant. Ms. Cabaniss received a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.
The FLRA is an independent agency responsible for administering the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-postal Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.3 million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,200 bargaining units. The Authority is the three-Member quasi-judicial component within the FLRA which adjudicates disputes arising under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, deciding appeals concerning unfair labor practices, exceptions to grievance arbitration awards and representation petitions, and is the forum to decide cases concerning the negotiability of collective bargaining agreement proposals.