Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Region 7, San Francisco, CA (Activity) and Council of Federal Mediators, Region 7 (Petitioner) 

 



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03:0138(19)RO
The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 19
 
 FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE
 REGION 7
 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 COUNCIL OF FEDERAL MEDIATORS
 REGION 7
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 9-RO-14
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    UPON A PETITION DULY FILED WITH THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 UNDER SECTION 7111(B)(2) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT
 RELATIONS STATUTE, 5 U.S.C.  7101-7135, A HEARING WAS HELD BEFORE
 HEARING OFFICER PATRICIA BARAN ON NOVEMBER 14, 1979.  THE AUTHORITY HAS
 REVIEWED THE HEARING OFFICER'S RULINGS MADE AT THE HEARING AND FINDS
 THAT THEY ARE FREE FROM PREJUDICIAL ERROR.  THE RULINGS ARE HEREBY
 AFFIRMED.
 
    UPON THE ENTIRE RECORD IN THIS CASE, INCLUDING BRIEFS FILED BY BOTH
 PARTIES AND AN AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FILED BY THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
 MANAGEMENT (OPM), THE AUTHORITY FINDS:
 
    1.  THE LABOR ORGANIZATION INVOLVED CLAIMS TO REPRESENT CERTAIN
 EMPLOYEES OF THE ACTIVITY.
 
    2.  THE PETITIONER, COUNCIL OF FEDERAL MEDIATORS, REGION 7 (COUNCIL),
 SEEKS AN ELECTION IN A UNIT CONSISTING OF ALL FIELD MEDIATOR EMPLOYEES
 OF THE FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE, REGION 7, EXCLUDING
 ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS, AND EMPLOYEES
 DESCRIBED IN 5 U.S.C. 7112(B)(2), (3), (4), (6) AND (7).
 
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