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GAO examined the methods Federal agencies use to reimburse/fund Government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) facilities for costs associated with the grievance and arbitration process. It was requested to determine whether the method used for reimbursing these costs was contributing to a breakdown in labor-management relations at one of the Department of Energy's (DOE) GOCO facilities, and whether this problem was occurring at other GOCO facilities. Statistical and cost data were collected for 15 randomly selected GOCO facilities throughout the United States and the DOE facility in question.

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