NFFE Applauds Confirmation of Anne Wagner to the Federal Labor Relations Authority


Contact: Matt Dorsey
Phone: 202-550-6987

July 10, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) applauds the confirmation of Anne Wagner as a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), who was nominated by President Biden in January of this year. With Wagner’s addition to the FLRA, the Authority now has a third member, allowing for the fair adjudication and breaking of deadlocks in cases brought before the FLRA.

“A fully staffed FLRA is critical to the proper functioning of the federal government,” said NFFE President Randy Erwin. “With today’s confirmation of Anne Wagner, the FLRA can now fully settle disputes between federal employees and federal agencies, protect federal employees’ representation rights, and safeguard the missions of federal agencies and the public interest.”

Anne Wagner brings with her a wide breadth of experience across the government and currently serves as the Associate Special Counsel with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Prior to that role, Wagner served as Vice Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) for six years. Wagner started her career as an attorney with the General Services Administration (GSA) and spent nearly 20 years with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

“Staffing an operational FLRA should not be a partisan issue,” continued Erwin. “The FLRA can now address critical matters facing the Authority, including important cases which currently stand at a deadlock. The adjudication of these cases will ensure that federal agencies can better carry out their missions. Thank you to Senate Majority Leader Schumer for bringing the nomination vote to the Senate Floor and congratulations to Anne Wagner. Having her as a Member on the FLRA will undoubtedly improve the essential services provided by the federal government.”