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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 20, 1994

The President today announced his intent to appoint Gilbert Carrillo to the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

Gilbert Carrillo of Florida is an Attorney/Managing Partner at Carrillo & Manners in Miami, Florida. Previously, Mr. Carrillo was an Administrative Judge in the Hearings Unit of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Miami, Florida from 1987 to 1990. From 1979 through 1987, Mr. Carrillo was in private practice specializing in employment and labor law. In addition from 1980 to 1981, Mr. Carrillo was a University Instructor at Florida International University and a Field Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board from 1975 to 1979. Mr. Carrillo currently serves as Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of the Miami chapter of SER, Jobs for Progress, a nationwide non-profit employment and training organization. Mr. Carrillo received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

The Federal Service Impasses Panel provides assistance in resolving impediments in negotiation between federal agencies and unions representing federal employees. After investigating a situation, the Panel may recommend various procedures such as arbitration. The Panel also provides direct assistance such as fact-finding or written submissions.

The Panel also has jurisdiction to resolve disputes under the Compressed Work Schedules Act of 1982. Labor-management disputes involving the Panama Canal Commission and other U.S. Government agencies located in what was the Canal Zone of the Republic of Panama are also within the Panel's purview.