Elliot H. Shaller, Esq.
Mr. Shaller’s work for the past fifteen years as a full-time neutral include serving as Chairman of the International Monetary Fund’s Grievance Committee, Member and Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Service Grievance Board and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School (where he taught a course on Mediation).
Mr. Shaller has arbitrated numerous private sector cases involving a wide variety of issues, including: discipline and discharge; discrimination; harassment; retaliation; contract interpretation; seniority rights; overtime; bargaining unit work; performance evaluations; promotions; workplace violence; drug and alcohol use and testing; arbitrability; subcontracting/contracting out; reduction in force/layoff; management rights; past practice; and wage-hour.
In 2009 Mr. Shaller was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State to be a Member of the Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB). He was reappointed to an additional four successive two-year terms by Secretaries of State in both Democratic and Republican administrations. The FSGB is an independent appeals body that adjudicates grievances filed by Foreign Service Officers, or their exclusive bargaining agent, against the State Department or one of the other foreign affairs agencies. As a Board Member, Mr. Shaller chaired three-member panels that considered and issued decisions on such grievances. For the last eight of his ten years on the Board, Mr. Shaller also served as its Deputy Chairman.
- Federal Bureau of Prisons and AFGE
- Environmental Protection Agency and AFGE
- Department of the Navy and the National Association of Government Employees;
- Defense Logistics Agency and AFGE
- Department of the Army and the National Federation of Federal Employee
- Department of Veteran Affairs and AFGE
- Department of the Interior and NTEU
State and Local Sector
Mr. Shaller has arbitrated numerous cases involving public school teachers, police officers, transit workers, and other state and local government employees. He has served on the following permanent panels in the state and local government sector:
Rosters and Panels