American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 3488 (Union) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, New York Region (Activity) 



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02:0782(100)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 2 FLRA No. 100
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3488
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION,
 NEW YORK REGION
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-61
 
                     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 BASIC FACTS, AS SET FORTH IN THE RECORD, ARE AS FOLLOWS:  THE
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3488 (THE
 UNION) IS THE EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE OF A UNIT OF BANK EXAMINERS
 EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, NEW YORK REGION
 (THE ACTIVITY).  THE UNION AND THE ACTIVITY WERE PARTIES TO A THREE-YEAR
 AGREEMENT WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE OF DECEMBER 21, 1979.
 
    IN FEBRUARY 1977, THE ACTIVITY ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION OF FORMALLY
 ASSIGNING CERTAIN BANKS TO SPECIFIC FIELD OFFICES WITHIN THE NEW YORK
 REGION FOR EXAMINATION PURPOSES, RATHER THAN TO CONTINUE THE EXISTING
 PRACTICE OF ASSIGNING A PARTICULAR BANK EXAMINATION TO ONE OF SEVERAL
 FIELD OFFICES ON AN AD HOC BASIS DEPENDING UPON AVAILABLE STAFF AND
 SCHEDULE PRIORITIES.  THE UNION FILED A GRIEVANCE UNDER THE PARTIE