National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 66 (Union) and Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Kansas City Service Center, Kansas City, Missouri (Activity) 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 2 FLRA No. 40
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION,
 CHAPTER 66
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY,
 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,
 KANSAS CITY SERVICE CENTER,
 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-100
 
                     DECISION ON NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION CHAPTER 66 (THE UNION) IS THE
 EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE OF A UNIT OF EMPLOYEES AT THE KANSAS CITY
 SERVICE CENTER OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (THE ACTIVITY).  THE
 UNION AND THE ACTIVITY ARE PARTIES TO A MULTI-CENTER COLLECTIVE
 BARGAINING AGREEMENT WHICH PROVIDES, IN PART, THAT UNIT EMPLOYEES WILL
 BE RANKED FOR PROMOTION ON THE BASIS OF SEVERAL "EVALUATION FACTORS"
 PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED BY MANAGEMENT, TO WHICH FACTORS WILL BE APPLIED
 "WEIGHTS" PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED BY MANAGEMENT, TO WHICH FACTORS WILL BE
 APPLIED "WEIGHTS" PREVIOUSLY NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION.  THE AGREEMENT
 ALSO PROVIDES, IN ARTICLE 6, SECTION 7(G), THAT "(I)F THE EMPLOYER
 ELECTS TO CHANGE THE EVALUATION FACTORS, HE SHALL NOTIFY THE UNION," AND
 THAT "(I)F THE UNION INDICATES A DESIRE TO NEGOTIATE WEIGHTS FOR THE
 REVISED EVALUATION FACTORS, NEGOTIATIONS WILL BEGIN AS SOON AS
 PRACTICABLE."
 
    THE ACTIVITY NOTIFIED THE UNION THAT IT INTENDED