22 U.S. Code § 4110 - Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel
(a) Establishment; composition
There is established within the Federal Labor Relations Authority the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel, which shall assist in resolving negotiating impasses arising in the course of collective bargaining under this subchapter. The Chairperson shall select the Panel from among individuals the Chairperson considers knowledgeable in labor-management relations or the conduct of foreign affairs. The Panel shall be composed of 5 members, as follows:
(1) 2 members of the Service (other than a management official, a confidential employee, or a labor organization official);
The Chairperson of the Board shall set the terms of office for Panel members and determine who shall chair the Panel.
(b) Compensation; travel expenses
Panel members referred to in subsection (a)(3) and (4) of this section shall receive compensation for each day they are performing their duties (including traveltime) at the daily equivalent of the maximum rate payable for grade GS–18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, except that the member who is also a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel shall not be entitled to pay under this subsection for any day for which he or she receives pay under section 7119 (b)(4)  of title 5. Members of the Panel shall be entitled to travel expenses as provided under section 5703 of title 5.
(c) Impasse investigation and settlement; hearings and other actions upon failure to settle; notice; binding nature of action
(1) The Panel or its designee shall promptly investigate any impasse presented to it by a party. The Panel shall consider the impasse and shall either—
(2) If the parties do not arrive at a settlement after assistance by the Panel under paragraph (1), the Panel may—
(B) administer oaths, take the testimony or deposition of any individual under oath, and issue subpenas as provided in section 7132 of title 5; and
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 96–465, title I, § 1010,Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2133.)
References in Text
Section 7119 (b)(4) of title 5, referred to in subsec. (b), probably means section 7119 (c)(4) of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates
References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.