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(a) The term Department as used herein shall have the meaning set forth in 22 U.S.C. 3902 and 4103, and §1421.4 of subchapter C of these regulations.
(b) The terms labor organization, and conditions of employment as used herein shall have the meanings set forth in 22 U.S.C. 4102.
(c) The term Executive Director means the Executive Director of the Federal Service Impasse Panel as defined in 5 U.S.C. 7119(c).
(d) The terms designated representative or designee of the Panel means a Panel member, a staff member, or other individual designated by the Panel to act on its behalf pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 4110(c)(1).
(e) The term hearing means a factfinding hearing, arbitration hearing, or any other hearing procedure deemed necessary to accomplish the purposes of 22 U.S.C. 4110.
(f) The term impasse means that point in the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement at which the parties are deadlocked, notwithstanding their efforts to reach agreement by direct negotiations and other voluntary arrangements, if any.
(g) The term Panel means the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel described in 22 U.S.C. 4110(a) or a quorum thereof.
(h) The term party means the Department or the labor organization participating in the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.
(i) The term quorum means three (3) or more members of the Panel.
(j) The term voluntary arrangements means any appropriate technique, not inconsistent with the provisions of 22 U.S.C. 4110, used by the parties to assist in the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.