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Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:

Richard Giacolone of Virginia, to be the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Mr. Giacolone currently serves as the Deputy Director of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), a position he has held since June 2018.  Previously, he was a commissioner in the Chesapeake, Virginia, field office of FMCS.  Mr. Giacolone’s career at FMCS includes directing the FMCS’ International/Administrative Dispute Resolution Department, and special assistant to the director of FMCS.  Before receiving his Commission with FMCS, Mr. Giacolone held the position of Labor Relations Advisor for the Department of the Navy.  Mr. Giacolone was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for his contributions to the Department of Navy Labor and Employee Relations program.  He received the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the Federal Labor-Management Relations Program.  Mr. Giacolone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial psychology and a Master of Public Administration degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.