American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 1760 (Union) and Social Security Administration, Bureau of Retirement and Survivors Insurance, Northeastern Program Service Center, Flushing, New York (Activity) 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 2 FLRA No. 99
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1760
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 BUREAU OF RETIREMENT AND SURVIVORS
 INSURANCE, NORTHEASTERN PROGRAM SERVICE
 CENTER, FLUSHING, NEW YORK
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-168
 
                     DECISION ON NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    THIS CASE COMES BEFORE THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY (THE
 AUTHORITY) PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (5 U.S.C. 7101 ET SEQ.).
 
    THE UNION IS THE EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE OF A UNIT OF EMPLOYEES AT
 THE ACTIVITY.  THE UNION AND THE ACTIVITY ARE PARTIES TO A MULTI-CENTER
 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.  DURING THE TERM OF THAT AGREEMENT, THE
 ACTIVITY NOTIFIED THE UNION OF ITS DECISION TO ASSIGN CERTAIN TEMPORARY
 EMPLOYEES TO THE MAILROOM, TO ASSIGN "TERMINAL DIGITS" WORK TO UNION
 OFFICIALS AS WELL AS TO THE OTHER UNIT EMPLOYEES, AND TO AUDIT A RANDOM
 SAMPLE OF THE WORK OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.  THE UNION THEREAFTER REQUESTED
 AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND CONFER WITH REGARD TO THE FOREGOING PROPOSED
 CHANGES.  THE ACTIVITY REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE WITH REGARD TO THE FOREGOING
 DECISIONS, WH