National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 238 (Union) and Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Nevada Indian Agency, Stewart Indian School, Stewart, Nevada (Activity) 

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 4 FLRA No. 101
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL
 238
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
 BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS,
 WESTERN NEVADA INDIAN AGENCY,
 STEWART INDIAN SCHOOL, STEWART,
 NEVADA
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-141
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER 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 (THE STATUTE) (5 U.S.C. 7101 ET
 SEQ.).
 
                              UNION PROPOSAL
 
    ARTICLE 21.11 LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS TRAINING
 
    (A) THE EMPLOYER AGREES TO GRANT ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE TO EMPLOYEES
 WHO ARE UNION OFFICIALS
 
    FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING UNION SPONSORED TRAINING SESSIONS,
 PROVIDING THE TRAINING IS OF
 
    CONCERN TO THE EMPLOYEES IN THEIR CAPACITIES AS UNION
 REPRESENTATIVES.  ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE
 
    FOR THIS PURPOSE WILL NOT EXCEED 48 HOURS FOR ANY EMPLOYEE WITHIN A
 12 MONTH PERIOD.
 
                    QUESTION HERE BEFORE THE AUTHORITY
 
    THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THE UNION'S PROPOSAL TO GRANT UP TO 48 HOURS
 OF ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE TO EMPLOYEES WHO ARE UNION OFFICIALS WITHIN A 12
 MONTH PERIOD TO ATTEND UN