This Comment explains and analyzes the various grievance arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. The author initially reviews the development of arbitration in the federal sector, the framework and problems of processing federal sector labor disputes through this framework. The author argues that the act creates a confusing maze of forums empowered to hear and resolve federal sector labor relations' disputes, in addition to reviewing supposedly final and binding arbitration awards. The author stresses the importance of arbitral finality and urges the courts to exercise restraint when confronted with arbitration award appeals.
Van A. Goodwin,
Federal Sector Arbitration under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978,
San Diego L. Rev.
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