Do we need the FMCS?

Head of scandal-plagued FMCS to resign following Washington Examiner series. Hmm, okay. What the heck is the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service? Do we really need it?

Purportedly the agency provides non-binding, voluntary arbitration between private companies’ and governments’ managers and unions. And has a $50 million dollar budget. What do they do on a daily basis?

“Let me give you the honest truth: A lot of FMCS employees don’t do a hell of a lot, including myself. Personally, the reason that I’ve stayed is that I just don’t feel like working that hard, plus the location on K Street is great, plus we all have these oversized offices with windows, plus management doesn’t seem to care if we stay out at lunch a long time. Can you blame me?” said an FMCS employee who asked for anonymity.

“The agency really needs to be incorporated back into the Department of Labor, the way it was back in the early days, or totally eliminated,” the employee said.

Sounds like a good idea to me.