(a) Director. The Director of FMCS has responsibility for all aspects of FMCS arbitration activities
and is the final agency authority on all questions concerning the Roster and FMCS
(b) Office of Arbitration. The Office of Arbitration (OA) maintains the Roster; administers subpart C of this
part (Procedures for Arbitration Services); assists, promotes, and cooperates in
the establishment of programs for training and developing new arbitrators; and provides
names or panels of names of listed arbitrators to parties requesting them.
(c) Arbitrator Review Board. The Arbitrator Review Board (Board) shall consist of a chair and members appointed
by the Director who shall serve at the Director's pleasure. The Board shall be composed entirely of full-time officers or employees of the Federal
Government and shall establish procedures for carrying out its duties.
(1) Duties of the Board. The Board shall:
(i) Review the qualifications of all applicants for listing on the Roster, interpreting
and applying the criteria set forth in § 1404.5;
(ii) Review the status of all persons whose continued eligibility for listing on the Roster
has been questioned under § 1404.5;
(iii) Recommend to the Director the acceptance or rejection of applicants for listing on
the Roster, or the withdrawal of listing on the Roster for any of the reasons set
forth in this part;
(iv) At the request of the Director, or upon its own volition, review arbitration policies
and procedures, including all regulations and written guidance regarding the use of
Roster arbitrators, and make recommendations regarding such policies and procedures
to the Director.
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