President Bush designated Dale Cabaniss as Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), effective March 8, 2001.
A Member of the Authority since 1997, Ms. Cabaniss served as a professional staff member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor and Health and Human Services, working for 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.
Ms. Cabaniss stated, "I am honored that the President has designated me to be Chairman of the FLRA. I look forward to working with FLRA staff and the Federal labor relations community to ensure that FLRA continues to carry out its critical leadership responsibilities."
The FLRA is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-Postal Service Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in 2,200 bargaining units. It is charged with providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance related to Federal sector labor-management relations and with resolving disputes under and ensuring compliance with the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.