Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C. (Agency) and National Office, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (Petitioner) 




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01:0458(55)UC
The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 55
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,
 WASHINGTON, D.C.
 Agency
 
 and 
 
 NATIONAL OFFICE, AMERICAN FEDERATION
 OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Petitioner
 
                                        Assistant Secretary Case
                                        No. 22-08518(UC)
 
                    DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION
 
    UPON AN AMENDED PETITION DULY FILED UNDER SECTION 6 OF EXECUTIVE
 ORDER 11491,AS AMENDED, A HEARING WAS HELD BEFORE HEARING OFFICER RALPH
 SMITH.  THE HEARING OFFICER'S RULINGS MADE AT THE HEARING ARE FREE FROM
 PREJUDICIAL ERROR AND ARE HEREBY AFFIRMED.  /1/
 
    THE FUNCTIONS OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF LABOR FOR
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED, WERE
 TRANSFERRED TO THE AUTHORITY UNDER SECTION 304 OF REORGANIZATION PLAN
 NO. 2 OF 1978 (43 F.R. 36040), WHICH TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS IS
 IMPLEMENTED BY SECTION 2400.2 OF THE AUTHORITY'S TRANSITION RULES AND
 REGULATIONS (44 F.R. 7).  THE AUTHORITY CONTINUES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
 THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE FUNCTIONS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 7135(B) OF THE
 FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (92 STAT. 1215).
 
    UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD IN THIS CASE, INCLUDING
 BRIEFS FILED BY THE PARTIES, THE AUTHORITY FINDS:
 
    THE PETITIONER, NATIONAL OFFICE, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO (AFGE), FILED THE INSTANT PETITION SEEKING TO
 CONSOLIDATE 236 UNITS WITHIN THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA), FOR WHICH
 IT AND CERTAIN OF ITS CONSTITUENT LOCALS ARE THE CURRENT EXCLUSIVE
 REPRESENTATIVES.  THE UNIT SOUGHT WOULD CONSIST OF ALL THE EMPLOYEES OF
 THE VA REPRESENTED BY THE AFGE.  THE PETITIONER REPRESENTS THE
 NON-PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION IN THE UNITS
 SET FORTH IN APPENDIX I, THE PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES
 IN THE MIXED UNITS SET FORTH IN APPENDIX II, AND THE PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES IN THE UNITS SET FORTH IN APPENDIX III.
 
    THE VA CONTENDS THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS NOT
 APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION BECAUSE IT DOES NOT
 MEET THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 10(B) OF THE ORDER.  IT ARGUES
 THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS NEITHER GEOGRAPHICALLY NOR
 ADMINISTRATIVELY COHERENT, AND THUS THE EMPLOYEES IN SAID UNIT DO NOT
 SHARE A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT COMMUNITY OF INTEREST.  /2/ FURTHER, IT
 CONTENDS THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT WOULD NOT PROMOTE OR
 ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVE DEALINGS AND EFFICIENCY OF AGENCY OPERATIONS WHICH
 HAVE RESULTED FROM THE VA'S CURRENT PRACTICE OF ALLOWING DAILY
 DECISION-MAKING ON PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS MATTERS TO BE MADE BY
 ITS FIELD FACILITY DIRECTORS.  IN THIS REGARD, THE VA POINTS TO ITS
 HISTORY OF DECENTRALIZED BARGAINING, NOTING THAT 90% OF THE VA FIELD
 FACILITIES CURRENTLY HAVE LOCALLY NEGOTIATED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
 AGREEMENTS.
 
    THE AFGE, ON THE OTHER HAND, ARGUES THAT ALL VA EMPLOYEES HAVE A
 COMMUNITY OF INTEREST, AS THEY SHARE A COMMON MISSION, COMMON OVERALL
 SUPERVISION, AND ESSENTIALLY SIMILAR PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS
 POLICIES ESTABLISHED AT THE AGENCY'S HEADQUARTERS.  ALSO, THE AFGE
 CONTENDS THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT WOULD PROMOTE A MORE
 COMPREHENSIVE BARGAINING STRUCTURE WHILE REDUCING UNIT FRAGMENTATION.
 
    THE AGENCY, WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF BENEFITS FOR
 ELIGIBLE VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, IS HEADED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR
 OF THE VA.  THE ORGANIZATION CONSISTS OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE AND THREE
 MAJOR DEPARTMENTS:  THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY, THE
 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS BENEFITS, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
  THE CENTRAL OFFICE, LOCATED PRIMARILY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., IS HEADED BY
 THE ADMINISTRATOR.  IT PROVIDES STAFF FUNCTIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR,
 HIS DEPUTIES, THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS, AND THE VARIOUS FIELD LEVEL
 COMPONENTS OF THE AGENCY.  AS PART OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE OPERATION, THE
 CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE (CPO) DEVELOPS AGENCY POLICY ON MATTERS
 RELATING TO PERSONNEL, WHICH ARE SET FORTH IN THE VA PERSONNEL MANUAL.
 FURTHER, THERE ARE STAFF COMPONENTS OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE OPERATION WITH
 THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PARTICULAR
 DEPARTMENT TO WHICH THEY ARE ASSIGNED.  NONE OF THESE VARIOUS STAFF
 ELEMENTS, EITHER AT THE ADMINISTRATOR OR THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR LEVEL,
 HAS LINE AUTHORITY VIS-A-VIS THE FIELD ELEMENTS OF THE AGENCY.  THEIR
 RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE SUCH MATTERS AS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, MANPOWER,
 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, AND PERSONNEL.
 
    THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY (DMS), THE LARGEST OPERATING
 ARM OF THE AGENCY, IS HEADED BY THE CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, WHO IS
 LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.  HIS STAFF IS AN ELEMENT OF THE CENTRAL
 OFFICE.  THE DMS OPERATES 172 HOSPITALS, 16 DOMICILIARIES, 220 CLINICS,
 AND 89 NURSING HOME UNITS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, PUERTO RICO, AND
 THE PHILIPPINES.  /3/ IT ALSO PROVIDES EXTENSIVE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND
 RESEARCH PROGRAMS.  THE MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL COMPONENTS OF THE DMS ARE
 ITS HOSPITALS, WHICH ARE HEADED BY HOSPITAL DIRECTORS.  THE
 DOMICILIARIES, CLINICS AND NURSING HOMES GENERALLY ARE ATTACHED
 ADMINISTRATIVELY TO A HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION.  IN PERFORMING ITS
 FUNCTIONS, THE DMS EMPLOYS 190,000 EMPLOYEES, SOME 90% OF THE VA'S TOTAL
 EMPLOYMENT.  TYPICALLY, THE HOSPITALS EMPLOY PERSONS WITH A BROAD RANGE
 OF SKILLS, FROM MEDICAL SPECIALTIES TO ALL GRADES OF SUPPORT FUNCTIONS.
 CERTAIN CONDITIONS PECULIAR TO HOSPITAL OPERATIONS ARE COMMON WITHIN THE
 DMS.  BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO OPERATE AROUND THE CLOCK, IT IS NECESSARY
 TO HAVE EMPLOYEES AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES THROUGH STANDBY OR ON-CALL
 PROGRAMS.  MANY EMPLOYEES WORKING AT THE HOSPITALS WEAR UNIFORMS.  ALSO,
 SOME HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DOCTORS, SOME NURSES, AND OTHER
 MEDICAL CARE SPECIALISTS, ARE HIRED, PAID, AND RECEIVE CERTAIN BENEFITS
 PURSUANT TO TITLE 38 OF THE U.S. CODE, WHICH PROVIDES FOR A UNIQUE PAY
 AND BENEFITS SYSTEM.
 
    THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS BENEFITS (DVB) IS HEADED BY THE CHIEF
 BENEFITS DIRECTOR, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.  THE DIRECTOR'S STAFF IS
 ALSO AN ELEMENT OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE OPERATION.  THE DVB ADMINISTERS
 BENEFIT PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS INCLUDING DISABILITY AND PENSION PAYMENTS
 AND EDUCATIONAL, REHABILITATION, HOUSING LOAN GUARANTY, AND INSURANCE
 PROGRAMS, THROUGH ITS 59 REGIONAL OFFICES.  EACH IS HEADED BY A REGIONAL
 OFFICE DIRECTOR OR HIS EQUIVALENT.  THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS
 CHARACTERISTICALLY AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT, EMPLOYING GENERAL SCHEDULE
 (GS) EMPLOYEES WHO WORK A BASIC FORTY-HOUR WEEK.
 
    THE DEPARTMENT OF MEMORIAL AFFAIRS (DMA) IS HEADED BY THE CHIEF
 MEMORIAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.  HIS STAFF IS
 ALSO AN ELEMENT OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE OPERATION.  THE DMA OPERATES THE
 NATIONAL CEMETERIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, AND FURNISHES
 HEADSTONES AND MARKERS FOR ELIGIBLE DECEASED VETERANS AT BOTH PRIVATE
 AND NATIONAL CEMETERIES.  EACH NATIONAL CEMETERY IS HEADED BY A
 DIRECTOR.  THE DMA CEMETERIES EMPLOY UNSKILLED OR SEMI-SKILLED WORKERS
 WHO, LIKE DVB EMPLOYEES, WORK A NORMAL FORTY-HOUR WEEK.
 
    THE DIRECTOR OF EACH OF THE BASIC FIELD FACILITIES WITHIN THE VA, BE
 IT A HOSPITAL, A REGIONAL OFFICE, OR A NATIONAL CEMETERY, HAS BEEN
 DELEGATED, AND EFFECTIVELY EXERCISES ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, THE
 AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH MATTERS AS HIRING,
 TRANSFER, /4/ PROMOTION, REDUCTION-IN-FORCE PROCEDURES, /5/ THE
 RESOLUTION OF GRIEVANCES, AND OTHER MATTERS AFFECTING CONDITIONS OF
 EMPLOYMENT. /6/ THE DIRECTORS EXERCISE THIS AUTHORITY WITHIN GUIDELINES
 ESTABLISHED BY THE AGENCY THROUGH PUBLISHED POLICIES, INTERPRETED BY THE
 CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE.  WITHIN SUCH GUIDELINES, THE DIRECTORS ALSO
 NEGOTIATE LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR THEIR FACILITIES, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL
 OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS.  THUS, WHILE THE VA FIELD
 FACILITY DIRECTORS EXERCISE DAY-TO-DAY AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO
 PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS MATTERS AT THEIR PARTICULAR FACILITIES,
 THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VA RETAINS AND EXERCISES OVERALL PERSONNEL AND
 LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY FOR THE ENTIRE AGENCY.  THE ADMINISTRATOR'S
 AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO AGENCY POLICY ON PERSONNEL MATTERS IS SET
 FORTH IN THE VA PERSONNEL MANUAL.  THIS DOCUMENT, WHICH IS PREPARED AND
 INTERPRETED BY THE CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE, MANDATES THE AGENCY'S BASIC
 POLICY IN THE PERSONNEL SPHERE AND IS DISSEMINATED TO THE VARIOUS FIELD
 LEVEL ACTIVITIES, WHOSE DIRECTORS ARE THEN FREE TO IMPLEMENT POLICIES
 APPROPRIATE TO THEIR FACILITIES WITHIN THE GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED AT THE
 NATIONAL LEVEL.  THE CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE ALSO RENDERS ADVICE TO THE
 FIELD LEVEL ACTIVITIES ON THE ENTIRE RANGE OF PERSONNEL MATTERS
 AFFECTING VA EMPLOYEES.  MORE PARTICULARLY, WITH RESPECT TO LABOR
 RELATIONS MATTERS, THE LABOR-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SERVICE OF
 THE CPO, IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING TECHNICAL ADVICE TO THE FIELD LEVEL
 FACILITIES, PROVIDES ADVICE TO THE RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS IN
 CONNECTION WITH THEIR REVIEW OF LOCAL AGREEMENTS NEGOTIATED WITHIN THEIR
 AREAS.  ALSO, IT HAS ON OCCASION ASSISTED IN THE NEGOTIATION OF
 AGREEMENTS, IT PROVIDES TRAINING FOR FIELD LEVEL FACILITY EMPLOYEES WITH
 RESPECT TO THE VA'S POLICIES IN THE LABOR RELATIONS AREA, AND IT
 PROVIDES REPRESENTATIVES TO ADVISE FIELD LEVEL FACILITY PERSONNEL IN THE
 HANDLING OF THIRD-PARTY PROCEDURES.  /7/ FURTHERMORE, THE FIELD LEVEL
 FACILITIES MUST NOTIFY THE CPO WHEN REQUESTS ARE MADE TO NEGOTIATE NEW
 AGREEMENTS OR TO CHANGE EXISTING ONES;  WHEN REQUESTS ARE MADE TO USE
 THE SERVICES OF THE FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE OR THE
 FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL;  WHEN NEGOTIABILITY APPEALS ARE MADE TO
 THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS COUNCIL;  OR WHEN QUESTIONS OF GRIEVABILITY
 ARE RAISED WITH THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY.
 
    IN 1975 EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491 WAS AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 11838 TO
 ESTABLISH A POLICY WHICH WOULD FACILITATE THE CONSOLIDATION OF EXISTING
 EXCLUSIVE BARGAINING UNITS.  IN ITS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH
 ACCOMPANIED THE ISSUANCE OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 11838, THE FEDERAL LABOR
 RELATIONS COUNCIL EMPHASIZED THAT "THE CREATION OF MORE COMPREHENSIVE
 UNITS IS A NECESSARY EVOLUTIONARY STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROGRAM
 WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PARTIES IN THE FEDERAL LABOR-MANAGEMENT
 RELATIONS PROGRAM AND BEST SERVES THE PUBLIC INTEREST." THE REPORT
 FURTHER STATED THAT A "CONSOLIDATED UNIT . . . MUST STILL CONFORM TO THE
 APPROPRIATE UNIT CRITERIA CONTAINED IN THE ORDER" AND THAT "(I)N MAKING
 HIS DETERMINATION ON THE APPROPRIATENESS OF (A) PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED
 UNIT, THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY SHOULD BE MINDFUL OF THE POLICY OF
 FACILITATING THE CONSOLIDATION OF EXISTING BARGAINING UNITS." /8/
 THEREAFTER, IN A SERIES OF CASES INVOLVING THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S
 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNITS, THE COUNCIL REAFFIRMED "THE
 STRONG POLICY IN THE FEDERAL LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS PROGRAM OF
 FACILITATING THE CONSOLIDATION OF EXISTING BARGAINING UNITS WHICH STILL
 CONFORM TO THE THREE APPROPRIATE UNIT CRITERIA CONTAINED IN SECTION
 10(B) OF THE ORDER." /9/ IN EACH CASE THE COUNCIL DENIED REVIEW OF THE
 ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION, NOTING THAT THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY HAD
 AFFIRMATIVELY FOUND, BASED ON THE ENTIRE RECORD, THAT THE PROPOSED
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT AT ISSUE "SATISFIE(D) EACH OF THE CRITERIA SPECIFIED
 IN SECTION 10(B) OF THE ORDER AND (WOULD) PROMOTE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE
 BARGAINING UNIT STRUCTURE CONSISTENT WITH THE PURPOSES OF THE ORDER."
 
    IN THE INSTANT CASE, BASED ON THE PARTICULAR FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES
 PRESENTED, IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE PETITIONED FOR CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS
 APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION UNDER THE CRITERIA
 OF SECTION 10(B) OF THE ORDER.  AS INDICATED ABOVE, THE UNIT SOUGHT
 ENCOMPASSES ALL THE EMPLOYEES WITHIN THE VA REPRESENTED BY THE AFGE.
 THESE EMPLOYEES SHARE A COMMON MISSION, COMMON JOB CLASSIFICATIONS AND
 COMMON WORKING CONDITIONS, AND WORK UNDER SIMILAR PERSONNEL AND LABOR
 RELATIONS POLICIES AS DELEGATED BY THE VA ADMINISTRATOR.  THUS, THE
 EMPLOYEES IN THE PETITIONED FOR UNIT SHARE A CLEAR AND IDENTIFIABLE
 COMMUNITY OF INTEREST.
 
    IN REGARD TO WHETHER THE PETITIONED FOR CONSOLIDATED UNIT WOULD
 PROMOTE EFFECTIVE DEALINGS AND EFFICIENCY OF AGENCY OPERATIONS, AS NOTED
 ABOVE, ALL PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY FOR THE VA LIES WITH
 THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VA.  THE CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE ESTABLISHES,
 THROUGH THE PERSONNEL MANUAL, CENTRALIZED POLICIES CONCERNING PERSONNEL
 AND LABOR RELATIONS MATTERS WITHIN WHICH PARAMETERS THE FIELD LEVEL
 DIRECTORS MAY EXERCISE THEIR DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY.  THE CENTRAL
 PERSONNEL OFFICE ALSO INTERPRETS THE POLICIES ESTABLISHED IN THE
 PERSONNEL MANUAL AND MONITORS THE DEGREE OF COMPLIANCE WITH THESE
 POLICIES AT THE FACILITY LEVEL.  WITH RESPECT TO LABOR RELATIONS
 POLICIES, IN PARTICULAR, THE CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE, AS NOTED ABOVE,
 MONITORS ALL THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FIELD LEVEL FACILITIES, AS WELL AS
 PARTICIPATING IN PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.
 
    BASED ON THESE FACTORS, WHICH INCLUDE THE CENTRALIZATION OF PERSONNEL
 AND LABOR RELATIONS FUNCTIONS AND POLICIES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL OF THE
 VA, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BROAD OPERATING POLICIES FOR THE VA AT THE
 NATIONAL LEVEL, THE AUTHORITY FINDS THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT
 WILL PROMOTE EFFECTIVE DEALINGS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE AGENCY'S
 OPERATIONS.  FURTHER, IT IS CONCLUDED THAT EFFECTIVE DEALINGS AND THE
 EFFICIENCY OF THE AGENCY'S OPERATIONS WILL BE ENHANCED BY THE PROPOSED
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT, WHICH COVERS ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE
 AFGE WITHIN THE VA, AS IT WILL PROVIDE FOR BARGAINING IN A SINGLE UNIT
 RATHER THAN IN THE EXISTING 236 BARGAINING UNITS, THEREBY REDUCING
 FRAGMENTATION AND PROMOTING A MORE EFFECTIVE, COMPREHENSIVE BARGAINING
 UNIT STRUCTURE TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THE ORDER.  ACCORDINGLY,
 THE AUTHORITY FINDS THAT THE PETITIONED FOR CONSOLIDATED UNIT,
 CONSISTING OF PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AS SET FORTH IN
 APPENDICES I, II, AND III, /10/ IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF
 EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.  /11/
 
    THE VA HAS REQUESTED THAT IN THE EVENT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT
 WERE FOUND TO BE APPROPRIATE, AN ELECTION BE HELD TO DETERMINE WHETHER
 OR NOT THE EMPLOYEES INVOLVED DESIRE TO BE REPRESENTED IN THE PROPOSED
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT BY THE AFGE.  AS NOTED ABOVE, THE UNIT FOUND
 APPROPRIATE INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.  HOWEVER, THE AUTHORITY IS
 PROHIBITED BY SECTION 10(B)(4) OF THE ORDER FROM INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES IN A UNIT WITH NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES UNLESS A MAJORITY OF
 THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES VOTES FOR INCLUSION IN SUCH A UNIT.
 ACCORDINGLY, THE DESIRES OF THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AS TO THEIR
 INCLUSION IN A UNIT WITH NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES MUST BE ASCERTAINED,
 AND THE AUTHORITY WILL DIRECT THAT SEPARATE ELECTIONS BE CONDUCTED IN
 THE FOLLOWING VOTING GROUPS:
 
    VOTING GROUP (A):  ALL THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES IN THE UNITS SET
 FORTH IN APPENDICES II AND III.
 
    VOTING GROUP (B):  ALL THE NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES IN THE UNITS SET
 FROTH IN APPENDICES I AND II.
 
    EMPLOYEES IN THE NONPROFESSIONAL VOTING GROUP (B) WILL BE POLLED
 WHETHER THEY DESIRE TO BE REPRESENTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE
 RECOGNITION IN THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION
 OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
 
    EMPLOYEES IN THE PROFESSIONAL VOTING GROUP (A) WILL BE ASKED TWO
 QUESTIONS ON THEIR BALLOTS:  (1) WHETHER THEY DESIRE TO BE REPRESENTED
 FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION IN THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED
 UNIT BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AND (2) WHETHER
 THEY DESIRE TO BE REPRESENTED IN A SEPARATE CONSOLIDATED PROFESSIONAL
 UNIT IF THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF ALL
 THE EMPLOYEES VOTING.
 
    THE VALID VOTES CAST BY ALL THE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES WILL BE TALLIED TO
 DETERMINE IF A MAJORITY OF THE VALID VOTES HAS BEEN CAST IN FAVOR OF THE
 PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT.  IF A MAJORITY OF THE VALID VOTES HAS NOT
 BEEN CAST IN FAVOR OF THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT, THE EMPLOYEES WILL
 BE TAKEN TO HAVE INDICATED THEIR DESIRE TO CONTINUE TO BE REPRESENTED IN
 THEIR CURRENT UNITS OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION.  IF A MAJORITY OF THE
 VALID VOTES IS CAST IN FAVOR OF THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT, THE
 BALLOTS OF THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES IN VOTING GROUP (A) WILL THEN BE
 TALLIED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT WITH THE NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.  UNLESS A MAJORITY
 OF THE VALID VOTES OF VOTING GROUP (A) IS CAST FOR INCLUSION IN THE SAME
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT AS THE NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, THE PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES WILL BE TAKEN TO HAVE INDICATED THEIR DESIRE TO CONSTITUTE A
 SEPARATE CONSOLIDATED PROFESSIONAL UNIT, AND AN APPROPRIATE
 CERTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED BY THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR.
 
    THE UNIT DETERMINATION IN THE SUBJECT CASE THUS IS BASED IN PART UPON
 THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION AMONG THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.  HOWEVER,
 THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING FINDINGS IN REGARD TO THE APPROPRIATE
 UNIT:
 
    1.  IF A MAJORITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES DOES NOT VOTE FOR
 INCLUSION IN THE SAME UNIT AS THE NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, THE
 AUTHORITY FINDS THE FOLLOWING UNITS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF
 EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 10 OF THE ORDER:
 
    (A) ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES IN THE UNITS SET FORTH IN APPENDICES
 II AND III.
 
    (B) ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES IN THE UNITS SET FORTH IN
 APPENDICES I AND II.
 
    2.  IF A MAJORITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES VOTES FOR INCLUSION
 IN THE SAME UNIT AS THE NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, THE AUTHORITY FINDS
 THE FOLLOWING UNITS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION
 WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 10 OF THE ORDER:
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION IN THE UNITS SET FORTH IN APPENDICES I, II, AND III.
 
                           DIRECTION OF ELECTION
 
    AN ELECTION BY SECRET BALLOT SHALL BE CONDUCTED AMONG THE EMPLOYEES
 IN THE VOTING GROUPS DESCRIBED ABOVE, AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT NOT
 LATER THAN 60 DAYS FROM THE DATE BELOW.  THE APPROPRIATE REGIONAL
 DIRECTOR SHALL SUPERVISE THE ELECTION, SUBJECT TO THE AUTHORITY'S
 TRANSITION RULES AND REGULATIONS.  ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ARE THOSE IN THE
 VOTING GROUPS WHO WERE EMPLOYED DURING THE PAYROLL PERIOD IMMEDIATELY
 PRECEDING THE DATE BELOW, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES WHO DID NOT WORK DURING
 THAT PERIOD BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT ILL, OR ON VACATION OR ON FURLOUGH,
 INCLUDING THOSE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE WHO APPEAR IN PERSON AT THE
 POLLS.  INELIGIBLE TO VOTE ARE EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE QUIT OR WERE
 DISCHARGED FOR CAUSE SINCE THE DESIGNATED PAYROLL PERIOD AND WHO HAVE
 NOT BEEN REHIRED OR REINSTATED BEFORE THE ELECTION DATE.  THOSE ELIGIBLE
 SHALL VOTE WHETHER OR NOT THEY DESIRE TO BE REPRESENTED FOR THE PURPOSE
 OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION IN THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT BY THE
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
 
    ISSUED, WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 12, 1979
 
                       RONALD W. HAUGHTON, CHAIRMAN
 
                       HENRY B. FRAZIER III, MEMBER
 
                     FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
                                APPENDIX I
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION, DATA PROCESSING CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C., EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL, NONSUPERVISORY GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE GRADE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTRAL OFFICE, WASHINGTON,
 D.C., EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES ON APPOINTMENTS NOT TO
 EXCEED 90 DAYS, CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE
 ORDER AND THOSE EMPLOYEES COVERED UNDER EXISTING EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITIONS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AND
 NONAPPROPRIATED FUND EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 WASHINGTON, D.C., EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 GUARDS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, WAGE BOARD EMPLOYEES, AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GUARDS AND SECURITY POLICE EMPLOYED BY AND ASSIGNED TO
 WASHINGTON, D.C. VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL CEMETERY SYSTEM, CENTRAL OFFICE,
 WASHINGTON, D.C., EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, WAE EMPLOYEES, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES,
 INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL, NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY COMPENSATED EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE ALASKA REGION OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,
 EXCLUDING ALL MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS
 AMENDED.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, PHOENIX, ARIZONA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND
 EMPLOYEES ON TEMPORARY LIMITED APPOINTMENTS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NON-TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, AND SECRETARIES TO THE REGIONAL OFFICE DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT
 DIRECTOR.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING GENERAL SCHEDULE
 EMPLOYEES, WAGE ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEES, AND CANTEEN EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL IN TUCSON, ARIZONA, EXCLUDING
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, WAGE
 ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS CLASSIFIED AT LEVEL 11 SUPERVISION OR HIGHER,
 CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL CLASSIFICATION ACT, WAGE GRADE AND CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT
 THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, EXCLUDING
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE GRADE AND CANTEEN EMPLOYEES IN BOTH
 DIVISIONS OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LITTLE ROCK,
 ARKANSAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, FIREFIGHTERS, GUARDS AND TITLE 38 DOCTORS,
 DENTISTS AND NURSES.
 
    ALL WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE PERSONNEL EMPLOYED AT VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION SUPPLY DEPOT, BELL, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, AND SUPERVISORS AS
 DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS AND
 OTHER EMPLOYEES COVERED BY AN EXISTING EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES, HOURLY RATE EMPLOYEES, AND
 ALL ELIGIBLE WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AND CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING
 SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE NONSUPERVISORY GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE GRADE
 AND
 CANTEEN EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED
 IN PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, SUPERVISORS,
 AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LOMA
 LINDA, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, CONFIDENTIAL
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN
 EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES,
 INCLUDING NATIONAL CEMETERY AND CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES, AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DATA
 PROCESSING CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND
 GUARDS AS DEFINED BY THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING MANAGER, ASSISTANT MANAGER,
 ASSISTANT TO THE MANAGER, MANAGEMENT ANALYSTS (ALL GRADES);  ALL
 DIVISION CHIEFS, ALL ASSISTANT DIVISION CHIEFS;  ALL SUPERVISORS (WITH
 THE EXCEPTION OF SUPERVISORY CONSTRUCTION ANALYSTS AND APPRAISERS);  ALL
 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS (1 EACH IN LOAN GUARANTY DIVISION, ADJUDICATION
 DIVISION, VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION DIVISION, FINANCE AND
 DATA PROCESSING DIVISION AND CHIEF ATTORNEY'S OFFICE);  ALL PERSONNEL
 MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS AND TRAINEES, ALL PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS;  ALL
 ATTORNEYS IN THE GS-905 SERIES;  ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 OUTPATIENT CLINIC, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE GRADE POSITIONS, AND CANTEEN EMPLOYEES AT
 THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, IN MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING
 ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS, AND THEIR
 ASSISTANTS;  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF, DIRECTOR OF
 VOLUNTEERS, AND PM AND R COORDINATOR, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, SUPERVISORS,
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, WAGE GRADE SUPERVISORS ASSIGNED TO POSITIONS
 EVALUATED AT LEVEL TWO OR ABOVE, THE CANTEEN MANAGER AND ADMINISTRATIVE
 ASSISTANT.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE FORT ROSECRANS NATIONAL
 CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) EMPLOYEES OF VETERANS CANTEEN SERVICE, 49--
 4TH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 SUPERVISORS, GUARDS AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE BOARD AND NON-APPROPRIATED FUND CANTEEN
 SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SEPULVEDA,
 CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, (WAGE
 GRADE ARE NOT INCLUDED AS SUPERVISORS), MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 DENVER, COLORADO, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS AND SECURITY PERSONNEL.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY POLICEMEN (GUARDS) OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, DENVER, COLORADO, AND THE FORT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY,
 DENVER, COLORADO, EXCLUDING ALL EMPLOYEES COVERED BY OTHER EXCLUSIVE
 UNITS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND SUPERVISORS AS
 DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, DENVER, COLORADO, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, INTERMITTENT EMPLOYEES--
 OTHER THAN THOSE WITH A CAREER OR CAREER CONDITIONAL APPOINTMENT,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND SUPERVISORS, AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE
 ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE FORT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY,
 DENVER, COLORADO, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES IN THE FOLLOWING JOB CATEGORIES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FORT LYON, COLORADO:  SECRETARY, MUSICIAN,
 DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, DENTAL HYGIENIST, DENTAL ASSISTANT,
 CLERK-TYPIST, COOK, BAKER, MEAT CUTTER, FOOD SERVICE WORKMAN, MEDICAL
 TECHNICIAN, CLERK-STENOGRAPHER, NURSING ASSISTANT, PHARMACY ASSISTANT,
 GENERAL THERAPY ASSISTANT, MANUAL ARTS THERAPY ASSISTANT, OCCUPATIONAL
 THERAPY ASSISTANT, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH TECHNICIAN, MEDICAL RADIOLOGY
 TECHNICIAN, CLERK-DICTATING MACHINE TRANSCRIBER, CLERK, CARD PUNCH
 OPERATOR, ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, PLANT OPERATOR, AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT
 OPERATOR, TRUCK DRIVER-- LABORER, FIRE FIGHTER, GUARD, LABORER, BARBER,
 OFFICE CLERK, SALES CLERK, ENGINEER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR-- LABORER,
 CARPENTER-- LOCKSMITH, PAINTER, PLASTERER, ELECTRICIAN, STEAMFITTER--
 PLUMBER, MACHINIST, WELDER, AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC, ACCOUNTS MAINTENANCE
 CLERK, TELLER, PAYROLL CLERK, VOUCHER EXAMINER, SEAMSTRESS HOUSEKEEPING
 AID, WASHMAN, EXTRACTORMAN, PRESSER, TUMBLERMAN, LAUNDRY WORKER, LAUNDRY
 MARKER, CLASSIFIER AND SORTER, SUPPLY CLERK, TRAVEL CLERK, FILE CLERK,
 TELEPHONE OPERATOR, MAIL CLERK, PURCHASING AGENT, WAREHOUSEMAN,
 COUNTERWOMAN, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES
 (INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND NURSES), MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS, ALL
 WAGE ADMINISTRATION SUPERVISORS AT LEVEL II OR HIGHER, AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES AT VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LAKE CITY,
 FLORIDA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE BARRANCUS, NATIONAL CEMETERY,
 WARRINGTON, FLORIDA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL, GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, TAMPA, FLORIDA
 AND THE ORLANDO OUTPATIENT CLINIC, INCLUDING CANTEEN WORKERS, EXCLUDING
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, DECATUR, GEORGIA, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE
 ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES
 ON TEMPORARY LIMITED APPOINTMENTS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND SECRETARIES
 TO THE DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CHIEF OF STAFF AND CHIEF OF THE
 PERSONNEL DIVISION.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 DUBLIN, GEORGIA, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL
 AND VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, BOISE, IDAHO, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, EXCLUDING ALL POSITIONS IN THE MANAGER'S
 OFFICE, ALL DIVISION CHIEFS AND ASSISTANT DIVISION CHIEFS, ALL
 SECRETARIAL POSITIONS TO DIVISION CHIEFS AND ASSISTANT DIVISION CHIEFS,
 ALL SUPERVISORY POSITIONS, ALL PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS INCLUDING ALL
 ATTORNEY POSITIONS IN THE CHIEF ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND MEDICAL OFFICERS
 AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE ADJUDICATION DIVISION, AND TEMPORARY
 EMPLOYEES WITH TIME LIMITED APPOINTMENTS.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, DANVILLE, ILLINOIS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, PHYSICIANS,
 DENTISTS AND NURSES.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MARION, INDIANA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND
 EMPLOYEES SERVING UNDER TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS OF LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL
 AND VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, DES MOINES, IOWA, EXCLUDING
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 SERVICE AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, IOWA CITY, IOWA,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER
 AND THE LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, EXCLUDING
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND
 SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, NATIONAL CEMETERY EMPLOYEES, EXCLUDING
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND
 SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, WICHITA, KANSAS,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, EMPLOYEES WITH
 A TEMPORARY, TIME-LIMITED APPOINTMENT.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, NEW
 ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 REGIONAL OFFICE, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, REGARDLESS OF WORK LOCATION,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, TOGUS, MAINE, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, TOGUS, MAINE, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL
 WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, TEMPORARY AND
 INTERMITTENT EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED
 IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL POLICE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY AND ASSIGNED TO THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, TOGUS, MAINE, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN
 THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, OUT-PATIENT CLINIC EMPLOYEES, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR,
 DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS.
 
    ALL REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FORT
 HOWARD, MARYLAND, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, PERRY POINT, MARYLAND, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OUTPATIENT CLINIC (INDEPENDENT), BOSTON,
 MASSACHUSETTS, EXCLUDING CHIEF MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND
 MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS OFFICER, DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS AND THEIR
 ASSISTANTS, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS FOR RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE
 ASSISTANTS IN THE SUB-CLINICS, SUPERVISORS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES INCLUDING SOCIAL WORKERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, PHARMACISTS,
 PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS, AUDIOLOGISTS, OPTOMETRISTS, PODIATRISTS,
 DIETICIANS AND LIBRARIANS.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, JAMAICA PLAINS, MASSACHUSETTS, EXCLUDING
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS
 AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL POLICE OFFICERS AND GUARDS EMPLOYED BY AND ASSIGNED TO THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, 150 SOUTH HUNTINGTON AVENUE, BOSTON,
 MASSACHUSETTS, EXCLUDING SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES AND ALL OTHER NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, AND EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED
 IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AS
 DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 SUPERVISORS, GUARDS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING PHYSICIANS,
 DENTISTS, NURSES, OR OTHER EMPLOYEES WHOSE PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC OR
 TECHNICAL DUTIES CUSTOMARILY REQUIRE GRADUATION FROM A COLLEGE OR
 UNIVERSITY OF RECOGNIZED STANDING), EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN OTHER THAN A
 CLERICAL CAPACITY AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION AND/OR CASUAL (INTERMITTENT)
 EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, DETROIT, MICHIGAN, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, EMPLOYEES
 SERVING UNDER TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT?S AND ALL PERSONS IN THE MANAGER'S
 OFFICE.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORK FORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, SAGINAW, MICHIGAN, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, CONTRACT
 EMPLOYEES, TEMPORARY TIME-LIMITED EMPLOYEES, WOC EMPLOYEES AND TRAINEES.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, ST. CLOUD,
 MINNESOTA, IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  BAKERS, CHAUFFEURS, CLERICAL
 EMPLOYEES (ALL TYPES), COOKS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS, EEG TECHNICIANS,
 FARMERS, FIREFIGHTERS, FIREMEN, FOOD SERVICE WORKERS, GARDENERS,
 JOURNEYMEN MECHANICS, CANTEEN WORKERS (NONADMINISTRATIVE), LABORERS,
 LAUNDRY WORKERS, MEAT CUTTERS, MECHANICS HELPERS, MEDICAL AIDS, MEDICAL
 TECHNICIANS, MANUAL ARTS THERAPY ASSISTANTS, NURSING ASSISTANTS,
 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS, PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS, PLANT
 OPERATORS, PROJECTIONISTS, TRUCK DRIVERS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, CHIEFS AND ASSISTANT CHIEFS OF DIVISIONS AND
 SERVICES, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER AND VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DATA
 PROCESSING CENTER AT FORT SNELLING, ST.  PAUL, MINNESOTA, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORY, MANAGERIAL, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, GUARDS OR EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE FORT SNELLING NATIONAL CEMETERY,
 ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE PSYCHIATRY DIVISION OF THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, GULFPORT DIVISION,
 EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE GULFPORT DIVISION, ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GM AND S SERVICE, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR FULL-TIME AND REGULAR PART-TIME NONSUPERVISORY,
 NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, (EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION),
 EXCLUDING ALL STUDENT AIDS, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES OF LESS THAN 90 DAYS,
 CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE
 ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY FULL AND PART-TIME EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL AND CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT
 THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, AND EMPLOYEES WHO ARE NOT PART OF THE REGULAR WORKFORCE.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, INCLUDING OUTPATIENT CLINIC AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION RECORDS
 PROCESSING, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND EMPLOYEES
 NOT CONSIDERED TO BE PART OF THE REGULAR WORKFORCE.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND EMPLOYEES
 NOT CONSIDERED TO BE PART OF THE REGULAR WORKFORCE.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT FORT HARRISON CENTER OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION, HELENA, MONTANA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES HIRED FOR
 THREE MONTHS, 700 HOURS OR LESS, AND SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED
 IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, GRAND ISLAND,
 NEBRASKA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND EMPLOYEES IN SUPPORT ACTIVITIES WHOSE
 PRINCIPAL DUTIES INVOLVE ADVISING OR ASSISTING MANAGEMENT IN PROGRAM
 ADMINISTRATION AND/OR MANPOWER UTILIZATION.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 OMAHA, NEBRASKA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 RENO, NEVADA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND ALL PERSONNEL DIVISION EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, LYONS, NEW JERSEY, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SUPPLY
 DEPOT, SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY, EXCLUDING DEPARTMENT OF DATA MANAGEMENT
 EMPLOYEES, ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED
 IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW
 MEXICO, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BATAVIA, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 OUTPATIENT SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND SOCIAL WORK TRAINEES.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, THE BRONX, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES INCLUDING VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 CANTEEN EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION EXTENDED CARE CENTER,
 ST. ALBANS, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING PROFESSIONAL, SUPERVISORY, MANAGERIAL,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES WITH APPOINTMENTS OF LESS THAN
 SIX (6) MONTHS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION EXTENDED CARE CENTER, ST.
 ALBANS, NEW YORK.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE DIETETIC SERVICE AND
 ENGINEERING, HOUSEKEEPING AND SUPPLY DIVISIONS AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MONTROSE, NEW YORK.  ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES INCLUDE
 THE FOLLOWING SUPERVISORY LEVEL ONE POSITIONS:  PLANT OPERATOR (STEAM)
 WAS-11;  PLANT OPERATOR AND EQUIPMENT REPAIRER (GENERAL) WAS-10;  PLANT
 OPERATOR (SEWAGE) (LEADER) WAS-11;  CARPENTER (LEADER) WAS-11;  PAINTER
 (LEADER) WAS-11;  GARDENER (LEADER WAS-7;  LABORER (LEADER) WAS-5;
 BAKER (LEADER) WAS-10;  MEAT CUTTER (LEADER) WAS-10;  FOOD SERVICE
 WORKER (LEADER) WAS-5;  SEAMSTRESS (LEADER) WAS-7;  HOUSEKEEPING AID
 (LEADER) WAS-5;  HOUSEKEEPING AID (LEADER) WAS-4;  LAUNDRY WORKER
 (LEADER) WAS-6, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISOR;, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND
 EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE OUTPATIENT CLINIC.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION OUTPATIENT CLINIC (HOSPITAL), NEW YORK, NEW YORK,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS CANTEEN
 SERVICE FIELD OFFICE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION PROSTHETICS CENTER, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, NORTHPORT, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL
 FIREFIGHTERS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE GRADE AND
 CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, OTEEN, NORTH
 CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, DIVISION AND SERVICE
 CHIEFS, GENERAL SCHEDULE PROFESSIONAL GROUP, I.E., PSYCHOLOGIST, SOCIAL
 WORKER, DIETITIAN, BIOCHEMIST, MICROBIOLOGIST, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST,
 PHARMACIST, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST, ENGINEER, LIBRARIAN, MEDICAL RECORDS
 LIBRARIAN, CHAPLAIN, ACCOUNTANT, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF
 OF STAFF, MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN, SUPERVISORY
 EMPLOYEES OCCUPYING POSITIONS WHERE THE SUPERVISORY DUTIES ARE
 EQUIVALENT OR HIGHER THAN LEVEL II AS DESCRIBED IN WAGE ADMINISTRATION
 JOB EVALUATION MANUAL, PART III, ALL WAGE GRADE SUPERVISORS CLASSIFIED
 AT LEVEL II SUPERVISORS OR HIGHER AND THE CANTEEN MANAGER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA, AND
 OUTPATIENT CLINIC, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, EXCLUDING
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, BRECKSVILLE, OHIO, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, EMPLOYEES HIRED
 ON TEMPORARY LIMITED APPOINTMENT, PURCHASE AND HIRE EMPLOYEES, YOUTH
 OPPORTUNITY CAMPAIGN ENROLLEES, SECRETARIES TO MANAGERIAL EXECUTIVES
 (HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, CHIEF OF STAFF,
 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO CHIEF OF STAFF, MANAGEMENT ANALYST AND
 PERSONNEL OFFICER).
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NON-APPROPRIATED FUND NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 CANTEEN SERVICE AT THE CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, EXCLUDING ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, CINCINNATI, OHIO, THE FORT THOMAS NURSING HOME
 UNIT AT FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY, AND THE MENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC, COLUMBUS,
 OHIO, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PERMANENT NONSUPERVISORY GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, CLEVELAND, OHIO, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE GRADE, AND WAGE LEADER EMPLOYEES, VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, DAYTON, OHIO, EXCLUDING ALL MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 SUPERVISORS, PERSONNEL EMPLOYEES IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, SECURITY GUARDS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, AND NON-APPROPRIATED
 FUND EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL NON-APPROPRIATED FUND, NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 CANTEEN SERVICE AT THE DAYTON, OHIO, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 EXCLUDING ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES, WAGE BOARD EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, PERSONNEL
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY AND SECURITY GUARDS.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 WILLIAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, PORTLAND, OREGON, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES EXCEPT SUPERVISORS AND PROFESSIONALS WORKING AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, ROSEBURG, OREGON, EXCLUDING MANAGERS,
 SUPERVISORS, GUARDS, PROFESSIONALS, AND PERSONS ENGAGED IN PERSONNEL
 WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 DOMICILIARY, WHITE CITY, OREGON, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LEBANON,
 PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR,
 DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS, SECRETARY TO THE HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, CANTEEN
 MANAGER, ASSISTANT CANTEEN MANAGER, AND FOUNTAIN SUPERVISOR.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, IN THE FOLLOWING
 JOB CATEGORIES:  SECRETARY, GUARD, CLERK-STENOGRAPHER, DENTAL LABORATORY
 TECHNICIAN, DENTAL ASSISTANT, ELECTROCARIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN, APPOINTMENT
 CLERK (TYPING), PERSONNEL CLERK (STENOGRAPHY), NURSING ASSISTANT (M&S,
 O.R., PSY.), CENTRAL SERVICE ASSISTANT, PHARMACY ASSISTANT, HOSPITAL
 DECORATION SPECIALIST, GENERAL THERAPY ASSISTANT, MEDICAL AID,
 PURCHASING AGENT, INVENTORY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, CARD PUNCH OPERATOR,
 BIOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (ANIMAL), MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, MEDICAL
 RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN, CARDIOPULMONARY FUNCTION TECHNICIAN, CLERK,
 CLERK-DICTATING MACHINE TRANSCRIBER, TRAVEL CLERK, CODING CLERK,
 ENTITLEMENT EXAMINER, STATISTICAL CLERK, OFFICE MACHINE OPERATOR,
 TELEPHONE OPERATOR, FILE CLERK, TELLER, ACCOUNTING CLERK, VOUCHER
 EXAMINER, PAYROLL CLERK, CLERK-TYPIST, SUPPLY CLERK, REGISTRAR
 ASSISTANT, TELETYPIST, PLANT OPERATOR (REFRIGERATION AND AIR
 CONDITIONING), MASON-PLASTERER, ELECTRICIAN, MACHINIST, PAINTER,
 STEAMFITTER-PLUMBER, OFFICE APPLIANCE REPAIRER, ELEVATOR REPAIRER,
 CARPENTER, COOK, MEAT CUTTER, FOOD SERVICE WORKER, BAKER, PLANT OPERATOR
 (STEAM), WAREHOUSEMAN, FORKLIFT OPERATOR, TRUCK DRIVER, LABORATORY
 HELPER, ANIMAL CARETAKER (LABORATORY), EXTRACTORMAN-TUMBLERMAN, LAUNDRY
 MARKER, CLASSIFIER AND SORTER, PRESSER, FURNITURE REPAIRER, CHAUFFEUR,
 PLASTERER-CARPENTER, LABORER, GARDENER, HOUSEKEEPING AID, SEAMSTRESS,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, SECRETARIES TO HOSPITAL DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT
 HOSPITAL DIRECTOR.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION OUTPATIENT CLINIC, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING
 ALL SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION DATA PROCESSING CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE BOARD EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LEECH FARM ROAD, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA,
 EXCLUDING SECRETARY TO THE DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND CHIEF,
 PERSONNEL DIVISION, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, AND SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE AND GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL (UNIVERSITY DRIVE), PITTSBURGH,
 PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, COLUMBIA, SOUTH
 CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED AT THE BLACK HILLS NATIONAL
 CEMETERY OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL CEMETERY SYSTEM,
 EXCLUDING GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE
 ORDER, AND EMPLOYEES WHOSE ASSIGNED DUTIES REQUIRE THAT THEY REPRESENT
 THE INTEREST OF MANAGEMENT IN DEALING WITH LABOR ORGANIZATIONS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND EMPLOYEES
 STATIONED IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 REGIONAL OFFICE, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BIG SPRING, TEXAS,
 EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONALS, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, DALLAS, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 OUTPATIENT CLINIC, EL PASO, TEXAS, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED BY THE
 ORDER, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MARLIN, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL WAGE BOARD, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND
 CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES WORKING AT AUDIT L. MURPHY MEMORIAL VETERANS
 HOSPITAL, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS
 DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, WAGE GRADE AND CLASS ACT EMPLOYEES, AT FORT SAM
 HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS AND PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, TEMPLE, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, WACO, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, WACO, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, POLICE AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 CENTER, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES OF THE
 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS BENEFITS, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 EMPLOYEES SERVING ON TIME LIMITED APPOINTMENTS, CANTEEN OFFICERS,
 ASSISTANT CANTEEN OFFICERS, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CANTEEN
 OFFICERS, SECRETARIES TO THE HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT HOSPITAL
 DIRECTOR, CHIEF OF STAFF AND PERSONNEL OFFICER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SALEM, VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DEANS, CONSULTANTS, ATTENDANTS, FEE BASIS
 EMPLOYEES, RESIDENTS, PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL TRAINEES AND WOC
 APPOINTMENTS.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AND CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, AMERICAN LAKE, WASHINGTON, EXCLUDING
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL AND CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AT
 THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA AND
 OUTPATIENT CLINIC, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, MADISON, WISCONSIN, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, CHEYENNE, WYOMING, EXCLUDING ALL WAGE GRADE
 EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS
 AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SHERIDAN, WYOMING, EXCLUDING ALL PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 EMPLOYEES ON A TIME-LIMITED APPOINTMENT AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION (WOC)
 EMPLOYEES.
 
                                APPENDIX II
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE GRADE, PROFESSIONAL AND
 NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS
 OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C., EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES ON APPOINTMENTS NOT TO
 EXCEED 90 DAYS, CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN E.O.
 11491.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL FIELD OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO,
 CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, PART-TIME EMPLOYEES WITH IRREGULAR TOURS OF DUTY, EMPLOYEES
 WITH TEMPORARY LIMITED APPOINTMENTS.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 EMPLOYEES AND POLICE OFFICERS OF THE CENTER WITH DUTY STATIONS AT
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, BAY PINES, FLORIDA, AND THE OUTPATIENT
 CLINIC, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, DOWNEY, ILLINOIS, EXCLUDING ALL MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, NURSES, AND
 SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MARION, ILLINOIS, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 
    ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES INCLUDING PROFESSIONALS, AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, GUARDS AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL
 WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 KNOXVILLE, IOWA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGERIAL OFFICIALS AND
 EMPLOYEES IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORK FORCE EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 REGIONAL OFFICE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, IRON MOUNTAIN, MICHIGAN, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL, NONPROFESSIONAL AND CANTEEN
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, POPLAR BLUFF,
 MISSOURI, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE,
 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES
 EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, MANCHESTER, NEW
 HAMPSHIRE, EXCLUDING EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL CLASSIFIED PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, EXCLUDING
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491,
 AS AMENDED, AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER
 THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN
 EMPLOYEES, OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BATH, NEW YORK,
 EXCLUDING TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT HAVE A REASONABLE EXPECTANCY
 OF
 CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, CEMETERY EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION OUTPATIENT CLINIC, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING
 SUPERVISORY AND/OR MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES,
 CONSULTANTS, PART TIME EMPLOYEES, GUARDS, AND PERSONNEL EMPLOYEES OTHER
 THAN PURELY CLERICAL.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, BUFFALO, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING
 DISTRICT COUNSEL EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AND NONPROFESSIONAL GENERAL SCHEDULE
 EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES, OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HEALTH CARE FACILITY, MONTROSE, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL
 WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONPROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, CLEVELAND, OHIO, APPOINTED TO REGULARLY
 ESTABLISHED FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS, EXCLUDING PHYSICIANS,
 DENTISTS AND REGISTERED NURSES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, EMPLOYEES WITH TIME LIMITED APPOINTMENTS, AND
 SECRETARIES TO THE HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR AND
 CHIEF OF STAFF.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL, NONPROFESSIONAL AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA,
 EXCLUDING HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, DIVISION AND
 SERVICE CHIEFS, PERSONNEL EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN PURELY CLERICAL,
 SUPERVISORS OCCUPYING POSITIONS CLASSIFIED WITH AN EQUIVALENT OF LEVEL
 II SUPERVISION OR HIGHER, WAGE GRADE SUPERVISORS CLASSIFIED AT LEVEL II
 OR HIGHER AND THE CANTEEN MANAGER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL, NONPROFESSIONAL AND CANTEEN SERVICE
 EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, PORTLAND, OREGON,
 EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 EMPLOYEES SERVING IN SUPPORT ACTIVITIES WHOSE PRINCIPAL DUTIES INVOLVE
 ADVISING OR ASSISTING MANAGEMENT OR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND/OR
 MANAGEMENT UTILIZATION AND EMPLOYEES WHOSE ASSIGNED DUTIES REQUIRE THAT
 THEY REPRESENT THE INTEREST OR MANAGEMENT IN CONSULTATION OR
 NEGOTIATIONS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS.
 
    ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE GRADE NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND
 CANTEEN SERVICE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND NURSES AT
 THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING
 ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, ASSISTANT
 HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS, SECRETARIES TO THE
 HOSPITAL DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, AND THE CANTEEN
 OFFICERS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA,
 EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA, INCLUDING
 THE HARRISBURG CLINIC AND THE CANTEEN, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND AND
 THE OFFICE AT NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FORT MEADE, SOUTH DAKOTA, EXCLUDING ALL
 PROFESSIONAL REGISTERED NURSES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED
 IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, AND SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN
 EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 MOUNTAIN HOME, TENNESSEE, EXCLUDING CENTER DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT CENTER
 DIRECTOR, DIVISION AND SERVICE CHIEFS, PERSONNEL EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN
 PURELY CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO CHIEF OF STAFF, SUPERVISORS
 OCCUPYING POSITIONS CLASSIFIED WITH AN EQUIVALENT OF LEVEL II
 SUPERVISION OR HIGHER, CHIEF OF STAFF, SERVICE CHIEFS, DM&S PERSONNEL
 OCCUPYING POSITIONS WITH AN EQUIVALENT OF LEVEL II SUPERVISION OR
 HIGHER, WAGE GRADE SUPERVISORS CLASSIFIED AT LEVEL II OR HIGHER AND THE
 CANTEEN MANAGER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 BONHAM, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 KERRVILLE, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, TOMAH, WISCONSIN, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGULAR WORK FORCE, INCLUDING CANTEEN SERVICE, EMPLOYEES AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, SECRETARIES TO
 THE CENTER DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT CENTER DIRECTORS, CHIEF OF STAFF AND THE
 CHIEF OF THE PERSONNEL SERVICE.
 
                               APPENDIX III
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY ATTORNEY ADVISORS OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 CENTRAL OFFICE, BOARD OF VETERANS APPEALS, WASHINGTON, D.C., EXCLUDING
 ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, ASSOCIATE
 MEMBERS AND ATTORNEYS ON THE IMMEDIATE STAFF OF THE BOARD CHAIRMAN.
 
    ALL NON-SUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES PAID UNDER THE GENERAL
 SCHEDULE, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA,
 EXCLUDING TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES;  NURSES,
 DOCTORS, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES PAID UNDER THE DM&S SCHEDULE;  MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS;  EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN
 EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL REGISTERED NURSES INCLUDING NURSE INSTRUCTORS OF THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING CHIEF,
 NURSING SERVICE, ASSISTANT CHIEF, NURSING SERVICE;  ASSOCIATE CHIEF,
 NURSING SERVICE;  NURSE COORDINATORS;  CLINICAL SPECIALISTS;  HEAD
 NURSES;  NURSE ANESTHETISTS;  EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL
 WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY;  OTHER PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY STAFF NURSES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY STAFF PHYSICIANS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS, ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AND
 ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES EXCEPT NONSUPERVISORY STAFF PHYSICIANS.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, STAFF
 NURSES, STAFF PHYSICIANS, ALL MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS AND
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL REGISTERED NURSES, NONPROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, HEAD NURSES, CHIEF NURSES, ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSES, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND SUPERVISORS.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA, EXCLUDING ALL MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, NONPROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN
 EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME REGISTERED NURSES AND NURSING INSTRUCTORS
 AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, PHOENIX, ARIZONA, EXCLUDING
 CHIEF OF THE NURSING SERVICE, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE NURSING SERVICE,
 ASSOCIATE CHIEF OF THE NURSING SERVICE FOR EDUCATION, CLINICAL
 SUPERVISORS, PART-TIME CLINICAL SUPERVISORS, HEAD NURSE, NURSING
 ANESTHETISTS, CLINICAL SPECIALISTS, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 EMPLOYEES IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A CLERICAL CAPACITY
 AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE PHOENIX, ARIZONA, VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, EXCLUDING ALL TITLE 38 PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND
 NURSES, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, DENVER, COLORADO, ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, INTERMITTENT EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN THOSE
 WITH A CAREER OR CAREER CONDITIONAL APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND
 SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FORT LYON, COLORADO, EXCLUDING ALL REGISTERED
 NURSES, AND NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL NURSES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, BOISE, IDAHO, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
 AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INCLUDING REGISTERED NURSES AND REGISTERED
 NURSES INSTRUCTORS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, DANVILLE,
 ILLINOIS, EXCLUDING ALL MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, AND NONPROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, ALL EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER
 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME REGISTERED NURSES, CLINICAL SPECIALISTS,
 NURSE PRACTITIONERS, NURSING INSTRUCTORS, AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES IN ANY
 ONE OF THE ABOVE CATEGORIES WITH EXPECTATION OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IN
 EXCESS OF 90 DAYS, EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 IOWA CITY, IOWA, EXCLUDING ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, NURSE
 ANESTHETISTS, OTHER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES WITH NO
 EXPECTATION OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IN EXCESS OF 90 DAYS, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS (INCLUDING HEAD NURSES)
 AS DEFINED BY THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY REGISTERED NURSES EMPLOYED AT VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, EXCLUDING ALL OTHER
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE BOARD EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED
 IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL FULL TIME AND REGULARLY SCHEDULED PART TIME REGISTERED NURSES
 EMPLOYEE AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION CENTER, TOGUS, MAINE, EXCLUDING NURSE ANESTHESTISTS, ALL
 OTHER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, PERRY POINT, MARYLAND, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, REGISTERED NURSES, PERSONNEL ENGAGED
 IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL REGISTERED NURSES, INCLUDING NURSE PRACTITIONERS, CLINICAL
 SPECIALISTS AND NURSING INSTRUCTORS EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, NURSE ANESTHETISTS, HEAD NURSES,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL NURSES EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, NONPROFESSIONAL,
 PROFESSIONAL, (EXCEPT NURSES), MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, ANY EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, AND GUARDS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ORDER.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL NURSES EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, OMAHA, NEBRASKA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL,
 PROFESSIONAL (EXCEPT NURSES), MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, ANY EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A CLERICAL CAPACITY AND
 GUARDS.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (ST. ALBANS DIVISION),
 EXCLUDING ALL NONPROFESSIONAL AND UNGRADED NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES
 WITH APPOINTMENTS OF LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, ST. ALBANS DIVISION, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION OUTPATIENT CLINIC AT 252 SEVENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW
 YORK, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED
 IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND
 GUARDS.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL
 OFFICE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, GUARDS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 NORTHPORT, NEW YORK, EXCLUDING NURSES OTHER THAN NURSE ANESTHETISTS,
 RESIDENTS, INTERNS, TRAINEES, RESEARCH EMPLOYEES ON TERM APPOINTMENTS,
 NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INCLUDING FIRE FIGHTERS AND HOSPITAL POLICE,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN
 THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY STAFF NURSES ASSIGNED TO NURSING SERVICE AND NURSE
 ANESTHETISTS ASSIGNED TO SURGICAL SERVICE AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, OTEEN, NORTH CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN
 A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA AND THE OUTPATIENT
 CLINIC, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL FULL-TIME AND REGULARLY SCHEDULED PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES (TITLE 38 AND GS) OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, EXCLUDING WAGE BOARD EMPLOYEES, NONPROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS
 AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY STAFF PHYSICIANS AT VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA AND VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OUT PATIENT
 CLINIC SUB-STATION, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING WAGE GRADE,
 GENERAL SCHEDULE AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING NURSES) AND
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE EXECUTIVE
 ORDER;  EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    ALL STAFF REGISTERED NURSES, INCLUDING NURSE ANESTHETIST AT VETERANS
 HOSPITAL, LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 SUPERVISORS, GUARDS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GENERAL SCHEDULE, WAGE GRADE, AND ALL OTHER
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL STAFF NURSES AT THE OAKLAND AND ASPINWALL DIVISIONS, VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, (UNIVERSITY DRIVE), PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA,
 EXCLUDING HEAD NURSES, NURSING INSTRUCTORS, SUPERVISORY NURSES,
 TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, SUPERVISORS AND
 GUARDS AS DEFINED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONALS, INCLUDING NURSE ANESTHETISTS, AT
 THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA,
 EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY,
 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AND THE OUTPATIENT CLINIC.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL REGISTERED NURSES EMPLOYED BY THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, FORT MEADE, SOUTH DAKOTA, EXCLUDING ALL
 NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, OTHER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE
 ORDER.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE, EXCLUDING ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND SUPERVISORS AND GUARDS AS
 DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL NONSUPERVISORY PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, BIG SPRING, TEXAS, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS, NONPROFESSIONAL GENERAL SCHEDULE AND WAGE
 GRADE EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER
 THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, GUARDS, ALL TEMPORARY PART-TIME AND
 CASUAL EMPLOYEES.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL NURSES EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 HOSPITAL, WACO, TEXAS, EXCLUDING ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY
 CLERICAL CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN
 EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491, AS AMENDED.
 
    ALL FULL TIME AND REGULARLY SCHEDULED PART-TIME REGISTERED NURSES
 EMPLOYED AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION,
 VERMONT, INCLUDING NURSE PRACTITIONERS, EXCLUDING NURSE ANESTHETIST, ALL
 OTHER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES
 ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL
 CAPACITY, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN THE ORDER.
 
    ALL STAFF REGISTERED NURSES EMPLOYED BY THE NURSING SERVICE AND
 NURSING HOME CARE UNIT, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER, HAMPTON,
 VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING THOSE ASSIGNED SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES ON A
 REGULAR BASIS.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER,
 HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING NURSES, ALL NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES,
 MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN
 OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND GUARDS AND SUPERVISORS AS
 DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 11491.
 
    ALL PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INCLUDING STAFF NURSES EMPLOYED AT THE
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, SALEM, VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING ALL
 SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY AND GUARDS.
 
    ALL REGISTERED NURSES AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA, EXCLUDING ALL SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS,
 HEAD NURSES, NURSE ANESTHETISTS, AND PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN FEDERAL
 PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY.
 
    /1/ WITH RESPECT TO THE AGENCY'S REQUEST FOR REVERSAL OF THE HEARING
 OFFICER'S REJECTION OF ITS EXHIBIT NO. 1, THE AUTHORITY FINDS THAT AS
 THE EXHIBIT IN QUESTION WAS NOT NECESSARY NOR RELEVANT TO A FULL
 CONSIDERATION OF THE ISSUES INVOLVED HEREIN, THE HEARING OFFICER'S
 RULING WAS NOT PREJUDICIAL.  ACCORDINGLY, THE AGENCY'S REQUEST IS HEREBY
 DENIED.
 
    /2/ IN THE 236 UNITS OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION IT CURRENTLY HOLDS, THE
 AFGE REPRESENTS APPROXIMATELY 116,000 OF THE VA'S APPROXIMATELY 220,000
 EMPLOYEES.  SOME 34,000 EMPLOYEES OF THE VA ARE REPRESENTED BY TWELVE
 LABOR ORGANIZATIONS OTHER THAN THE AFGE, IN SOME 149 UNITS OF EXCLUSIVE
 RECOGNITION.  THE REMAINING 70,000 EMPLOYEES OF THE VA ARE
 UNREPRESENTED.
 
    /3/ OPERATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT.
 
    /4/ THE RECORD REVEALS THAT, ALTHOUGH TRANSFERS AND INTERCHANGE
 WITHIN THE AGENCY ARE INFREQUENT, DURING A RECENT ONE-YEAR PERIOD
 STUDIED BY THE AGENCY, SOME 10% OF EMPLOYEE TRANSFERS CROSSED
 DEPARTMENTAL LINES.
 
    /5/ THE EFFECTIVE AREAS OF CONSIDERATION FOR BOTH REDUCTION-IN-FORCE
 PROCEDURES AND PROMOTIONS FOR MOST OF THE BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES OF
 THE VA ARE FACILITY-WIDE.
 
    /6/ AUTHORITY IN THESE AREAS SOMETIMES CROSSES DEPARTMENTAL LINES.
 THUS, THE RECORD ESTABLISHED THAT MOST OF THE CEMETERIES ARE SERVICED BY
 HOSPITAL PERSONNEL OFFICES, THAT THERE ARE HOSPITAL CENTERS WITH A
 SINGLE PERSONNEL OFFICE SERVING BOTH DMS AND DVB EMPLOYEES, AND THAT, IN
 OTHER INSTANCES, A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT HAS BEEN EXECUTED FOR
 UNITS WHICH INCLUDE THE EMPLOYEES OF MORE THAN