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    President Obama Appoints Alumnus to Federal Panel

    President Barack Obama recently appointed Thomas Angelo '68, JD'71 as one of seven board members for the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

    The FSIP helps resolve impasses between federal agencies and unions representing federal employees. These impasses typically arise from negotiations over conditions of employment under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act.

    Angelo began his career as an attorney with 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 D.C. and San Francisco. In 1981 he was named Regional Attorney for the San Francisco Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and he became a full-time arbitrator in 1983. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves as a panel arbitrator for many private and public sector parties.

    In a White House press release about the appointment of the new board members, Obama said: "This group brings a dedication and expertise in their fields that will serve this administration and the American people well. ... I look forward to working with these fine individuals in the months and years ahead."