Richard Giacolone

Acting Director
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service


Acting Director Richard Giacolone was selected by President Trump in June of 2018 to lead the Agency. Prior to that, Commissioner Giacolone had served in the Chesapeake, Virginia field office since 1995. In that capacity, Commissioner Giacolone functioned as a senior mediator handling cases of national significance, as well as serving as the former Director of the FMCS International/ADR Department and Special Assistant to the Director of FMCS. Prior to receiving his commission with FMCS, Mr. Giacolone served as a Labor Relations Advisor for the Department of the Navy and has an extensive background in labor relations as a management representative. Mr. Giacolone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology and a Master of Public Administration degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He has served on the faculty and has regularly lectured at a number of universities on topics such as collective bargaining and arbitration. These include Tidewater Community College, Old Dominion University, the College of William and Mary Law School, and Virginia Commonwealth University.


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