Social Security Administration, Cincinnati Downtown District Office, Cincinnati, Ohio, A/SLMR No. 1124

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 12
                                             APRIL 9, 1979
 
 MR. ROBERT J. ENGLEHART
 STAFF ATTORNEY
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 1016 16TH STREET, N.W.
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  20036
 
 MR. IRVING L. BECKER
 LABOR RELATIONS OFFICER
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 6401 SECURITY BOULEVARD
 ROOM G-402, WEST HIGH RISE BUILDING
 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21235
 
                           RE:  SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, 
                                CINCINNATI DOWNTOWN DISTRICT 
                                OFFICE, CINCINNATI, OHIO, A/SLMR 
                                No. 1124, FLRC No. 78A-128
 
 GENTLEMEN:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED THE PETITIONS FOR REVIEW OF
 THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION FILED IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.
 
    IN THIS CASE, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 75
 (THE UNION) FILED AN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE COMPLAINT AGAINST THE SOCIAL
 SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, CINCINNATI DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OFFICE,
 CINCINNATI, OHIO (THE ACTIVITY).  THE COMPLAINT ALLEGED THAT THE
 ACTIVITY HAD VIOLATED SECTION 19(A)(1) AND (6) OF THE ORDER BY
 UNILATERALLY IMPLEMENTING A CHANGE IN THE ACTIVITY'S POLICY REGARDING
 THE CONSUMPTION OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES BY EMPLOYEES DURING WORKING HOURS
 WITHOUT FIRST NEGOTIATING WITH THE UNION, AND BY EFFECTING A ROTATION OF
 EMPLOYEE WORK