American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 15 (Union) and Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, North Atlantic Region (Activity) 

 



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02:0875(109)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 2 FLRA No. 109
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 15
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL
 REVENUE SERVICE, NORTH ATLANTIC REGION
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-137
 
                      DECISION ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    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. SECTION 7101 ET SEQ.).
 
    ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 20, 1979, THE ACTIVITY NOTIFIED THE UNION THAT,
 EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 1979, THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS OR THE
 AGENCY) INTENDED TO IMPLEMENT MANUAL SUPPLEMENT 1(16) G-40, ENTITLED
 "SERVICE-WIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF IRS INDENTIFICATION CARD/BADGE," WHICH
 WOULD REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES TO WEAR AND VISIBLY DISPLAY IDENTIFICATION
 CARD/BADGES ABOVE THE WAIST, EITHER BY CLIPPING THEM TO AN ITEM OF
 CLOTHING OR FASTENING THEM TO A CHAIN WORN AROUND THE NECK.  THE UNION'S
 PROPOSAL SET FORTH BELOW WAS SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO SUCH NOTIFICATION.
 
                              UNION PROPOSAL
 
    ALL IDENTIFICATION CARDS BE DONE AWAY WITH FOR THE APPEALS BRANCH
 OFFICES IN BOSTON, BUFFALO, NEW HAVEN AND LONG ISLAND.
 
    ALTERNATIVELY, CREDENT