National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1332 (Union) and Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command (DARCOM) (Activity) 

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 28
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1332
 Union
 
 and
 
 U. S. ARMY MATERIEL DEVELOPMENT
 AND READINESS COMMAND (DARCOM)
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-148
 
                      DECISION ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    THIS CASE COME BEFORE THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY (THE
 AUTHORITY) PURSUANT TO SEC. 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE) (5 U.S.C. 7101-7135).
 
                              UNION PROPOSALS
 
    THE UNION SEEKS NEGOTIABILITY DETERMINATIONS AS TO BOTH OF ITS
 ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS.  IN THE AUTHORITY'S VIEW THE PROPOSALS RAISE THE
 SAME ISSUES, AND THEY WILL BE CONSIDERED TOGETHER FOR CONVENIENCE SAKE.
 
    THE ORIGINAL UNION PROPOSAL WAS AS FOLLOWS:
 
    SECTION E.  COUNSELOR.  THE PROGRAM COUNSELOR SHALL BE AN INDIVIDUAL
 WITH TRAINING AND
 
    EXPERIENCE IN TREATING PERSONS SUFFERING FROM ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE,
 DEPRESSION, AND OTHER
 
    MEDICAL/BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS.  HE OR SHE SHOULD HAVE A WORKING
 KNOWLEDGE OF THE TECHNIQUES OF
 
    COUNSELING AND OF DIVERSE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION METHODS.  HE
 OR SHE SHOULD ESTABLISH
 
    RAPPORT WITH EMPLOYEES IN ORDER TO INSTILL CONFIDENCE THAT ASSISTANCE
 IS AVAILABLE AND IN
 
    ORDER THAT REHABILIT