National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1124 (Union) and Department of the Army, New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana (Activity)

 



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06:0289(52)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 6 FLRA No. 52
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1124
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,
 NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT,
 CORPS OF ENGINEERS,
 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-507
 
                          ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL
 
    ON JUNE 25, 1981, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 (THE UNION) FILED A PETITION FOR REVIEW WITH THE AUTHORITY IN THE
 ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE PURSUANT TO SECTION 2424.1(1980)) AND SECTION
 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
 STATUTE(5 U.S.C. 7101 ET SEQ.).  FOR THE REASONS INDICATED BELOW, THE
 UNION'S PETITION FOR REVIEW MUST BE DISMISSED.
 
    AS PRESENTED IN THE UNION'S APPEAL, THE ESSENCE OF THE PARTIES'
 DISPUTE INVOLVES THE UNION'S DESIRE TO NEGOTIATE OVER A CHANGE IN THE
 METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION OF PAYCHECKS.  HOWEVER, IT APPEARS THAT THE UNION
 HAS NOT PROPOSED SPECIFIC LANGUAGE FOR NEGOTIATION.  WITHOUT SUCH
 SPECIFIC LANGUAGE, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE CONSISTENCY OF A
 PROPOSAL WITH LAWS, REGULATIONS OR THE STATUTE.  THUS, THE INSTANT
 MATTER IN DISPUTE IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY DELINEATED SUCH AS TO PROVIDE A
 BASIS FOR A NEGOTIABILITY DETERMINATION.  IN THIS REGARD, IT IS WELL
 ESTABLISHED THAT A PETITION FOR REVIEW OF A NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE WHICH
 DOES NOT PRESENT A PROPOSAL SUFFICIENTLY SPECIFIC AND DELIMITED IN FORM
 AND CONTENT AS TO PERMIT THE AUTHORITY TO RENDER A NEGOTIABILITY
 DECISION THEREON DOES NOT MEET THE CONDITIONS FOR REVIEW SET F