Thomas Angelo Appointed to Federal Panel

In mid-September, the White House press office announced a number of key administration nominations and federal appointments by President Barack Obama. Among them was Thomas E. Angelo BA'68, JD'71, who was appointed to the Federal Service Impasses Panel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA).

A self-employed arbitrator from Mill Valley, Calif., Angelo began his career as an attorney in the Solicitor's Office at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. He joined the National Treasury Employees Union in 1972, serving as associate general counsel in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. In 1981, he was named regional attorney for the San Francisco Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Angelo became a full-time arbitrator in 1983 and is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. In addition to his most recent federal appointment, he serves as a panel arbitrator for many private and public sector parties.

According to the FLRA, the Federal Services Impasses Panel is comprised of seven presidential appointees who serve on a part-time basis. The panel resolves impasses between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees arising from negotiations over conditions of employment under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act. 

For more on Angelo, see "Rise of the New Paradigm: Alternative Dispute Resolution" in the fall 2007 issue of Willamette Lawyer magazine.