American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 3529 (Labor Organization) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (Activity) 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 3 FLRA No. 46
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3529
 (Labor Organization)
 
 and
 
 DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-14
 
                      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 STATUTE (5 U.S.C. 7101 ET SEQ.).
 
                              UNION PROPOSAL
 
    THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSAL AT ISSUE CONTAINED IN A LETTER FROM
 RONALD D. KING, DIRECTOR, CONTRACT AND APPEALS DIVISION, AFGE TO
 FREDERICK NEUMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE DCAA, DATED DECEMBER 12, 1978, IS:
 
    . . . TO HAVE THE DCAA AUDITOR ROTATION POLICY NOT APPLY TO THE
 BARGAINING UNIT . . .
 
                    QUESTION HERE BEFORE THE AUTHORITY
 
    THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THE UNION'S PROPOSAL IS OUTSIDE THE AGENCY'S
 DUTY TO BARGAIN UNDER THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
 (FSLMR) STATUTE, AS ALLEGED BY THE AGENCY.
 
    THE UNION RAISED A THRESHOLD ISSUE OBJECTING TO THE AUTHORITY'S
 REQUESTING THE AGENCY TO SUPPLEMENT ITS INITIAL SUBMISSION.  ADDITIONAL
 INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED FROM BOTH PARTIES TO COMPLETE THE CASE FILE
 SINCE NEITHER PARTY IN ITS INITIAL SUBMISSION GAVE AN ACCU