Civil Service Advocacy Series
Samples: Workbook Table of Contents
Format: 3hr 37min .mp4 video on DVD-ROM; workbook;
*optional Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law book (save $60)
Presented by Peter Broida, this video training course offers comprehensive instruction on federal sector arbitration. The training course includes Mr. Broida’s lecture (.mp4 video sent on a DVD) and a workbook. The 232 page workbook contains reference materials, course notes—outline, cases, and a bibliography. Workbook pages are referenced throughout the video lecture, allowing users to pause the video and review the materials.
The course provides instruction for individuals or groups on:
- Basics and Background—the definition of arbitration and the function of the arbitrator; overview of the grievance process; election of remedies; review of arbitrators’ awards by MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, and the courts; finality of the award
- The Process of Arbitration—development of a grievance and examples of grievance procedures and arbitration contract articles
- To Arbitrate or Not—deciding whether to proceed or defend in arbitration
- Requesting and Selecting an Arbitrator—research of arbitrators; FMCS panels; arbitrator selection procedures; and expedited arbitration
- Arbitration Basics—the philosophy of arbitration; preliminary contacts with the arbitrator; and arbitration rules
- Preliminary Case Preparation—settlement discussions; scheduling considerations and conference; preliminary issues and submissions; bifurcation of timeliness and arbitrability disputes; cost considerations in postponements of hearing dates; ex parte submissions
- Getting Ready for the Hearing—joint submissions of issues, exhibits, and witness lists; and arrangements for the hearing
- Planning for the Hearing—development of evidence and research
- Hearing Preparations—witness interviews and constraints upon management interviews of unit members; official time; preparation of documents; use of subpoenas; exhibit and hearing notebook assembly
- The Hearing—initial conference; hearing formalities; burdens of proof; opening statements; questioning witnesses through direct, cross, and redirect examination; use of leading and nonleading questions; introduction and management of exhibits; use of demonstrative evidence; and closing the record
- Post-Hearing—revisiting settlement discussions; bench decisions; transmittal of the award; timing of exceptions; arbitrators’ reserved remedial authority; and counsel fee petitions
Dewey’s popular Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law by Broida and Davis is available for $75 off its original purchase price with each purchase of Broida on Federal Sector Arbitration Training Course.
Additional workbooks sell for $25 each or in sets of 10 for $150. Call or email to purchase.