Matthew Jarvinen brings broad experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and labor-management relations. Matt most recently served as the Denver Regional Director of the Federal Labor Relations Authority from 2004 – 2014 (retirement) and was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He exercised program direction and leadership over the Federal labor relations program throughout the geographic jurisdiction of the Denver Region, and spearheaded the Region’s ADR efforts.
Matt is a professional member of the Mediation Association of Colorado (the MAC). He specializes in workplace and employment disputes. Since 2005, Matt has volunteered as a mediator with the Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services program; twice being recognized as Mediator of the Year for Workplace Cases and once as Mediator of the Year for Divorce and Parenting Cases. He has mediated hundreds of labor-management, business, community, and domestic relations disputes.
He began his career as an Attorney with the FLRA as an Investigator. For 20 years Matt conducted more than 1,000 unfair labor practice investigations. He gained insight into a wide variety of employment issues, such as EEO, harassment, FLSA, OWCP, and disciplinary actions. Since his departure from the FLRA, Matt has applied his investigatory expertise to conduct several workplace investigations for private and public sector organizations to address sexual harassment and racial discrimination allegations.
Matt obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, and completed his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He has received specialized training in interest-based bargaining from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, negotiation and mediation at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, labor arbitration from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and mediation from Mares-Dixon and Associates. Matt also attended the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2010.