Air Force Logistics Command, Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (Activity) and International Association of Fire Fighters (AFLC Council), AFL-CIO -CLC (Petitioner)



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07:0210(33)UC
The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 33
 
 AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND,
 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO
 Activity
 
 and
 
 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE
 FIGHTERS (AFLC COUNCIL), AFL-CIO-CLC
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 5-UC-2
 
                    DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION
 
    UPON A PETITION DULY FILED WITH THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 UNDER SECTION 7112(D) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
 STATUTE (THE STATUTE), A HEARING WAS HELD BEFORE A HEARING OFFICER OF
 THE AUTHORITY.  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 CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD IN THE SUBJECT CASE,
 INCLUDING BRIEFS FILED BY BOTH PARTIES, THE AUTHORITY FINDS:  THE
 PETITIONER, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS, AFLC-CIO-CLC
 (IAFF), FILED THE INSTANT UNIT CONSOLIDATION (UC) PETITION SEEKING TO
 CONSOLIDATE ITS FIVE FIRE PROTECTION UNITS WITHIN THE ACTIVITY, THE AIR
 FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND (AFLC), FOR WHICH IT IS THE CURRENT EXCLUSIVE
 REPRESENTATIVE.
 
    THE ACTIVITY CONTENDS THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS NOT
 APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION IN THAT IT DOES NOT
 MEET THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 7112(A)(1) OF THE STATUTE.  IN
 THIS REGARD, THE ACTIVITY CONTENDS THAT THE PURPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT
 DOES NOT ENSURE A CLEAR AND IDENTIFIABLE COMMUNITY OF INTEREST AMONG THE
 EMPLOYEES IN THE UNIT AND WOULD NOT PROMOTE EFFECTIVE DEALINGS WITH THE
 ACTIVITY OR ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE ACTIVITY'S OPERATIONS.  IF THE
 PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS FOUND TO BE APPROPRIATE BY THE AUTHORITY,
 HOWEVER, THE ACTIVITY REQUESTS THAT AN ELECTION BE HELD.
 
    THE AFLC IS A MAJOR AIR COMMAND OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
 HEADQUARTERED AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO.  OTHER THAN THE
 HEADQUARTERS AFLC LOCATED AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE (AFB), THE
 ACTIVITY'S ORGANIZATION INCLUDES:  AIR LOGISTICS CENTERS (ALCS) LOCATED
 AT HILL AFB, UTAH;  TINKER AFB, OKLAHOMA;  MCCLELLAN AFB, CALIFORNIA;
 KELLY AFB, TEXAS;  ROBINS AFB, GEORGIA;  AND AN ALC CO-LOCATED WITH THE
 HEADQUARTERS FACILITIES AT THE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB (CALLED THE 2750TH
 AIR BASE WING).  IN ADDITION, THERE ARE AFLC FACILITIES AT THE AEROSPACE
 GUIDANCE AND METROLOGY CENTER IN NEWARK AFB, OHIO, AND THE MILITARY
 AIRCRAFT STORAGE AND DISPOSITION CENTER, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, MONTANA.
 
    THE OVERALL MISSION OF THE AFLC IS TO PROVIDE LOGISTICS SUPPORT,
 MATERIEL, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING FIRE PREVENTION SERVICES, FOR THE
 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONS, OTHER MILITARY SERVICES, OTHER
 GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, CONTRACTORS, AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, AS
 DIRECTED BY THE CHIEF OF STAFF, USAF.  THE MISSION OF THE ALCS IS TO
 ACCOMPLISH THE LOGISTICS SUPPLY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR AIR
 FORCE RESOURCES ASSIGNED TO THEM.
 
    IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FIRE PREVENTION SERVICES REQUIRED UNDER
 THE OVERALL MISSION OF THE AFLC, THERE ARE FIRE PREVENTION UNITS LOCATED
 WITHIN EACH OF THE AFLC FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, EXCEPT IN
 MONTANA.  THE INSTANT PETITION SEEKS TO CONSOLIDATE ALL FIVE OF THE AFLC
 FIRE PREVENTION UNITS REPRESENTED BY THE IAFF, WHICH INCLUDE THOSE
 LOCATED AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, TINKER AFB, MCCLELLAN AFB, KELLY AFB,
 AND ROBINS AFB. OTHER FIRE PREVENTION UNITS LOCATED AT THE AEROSPACE
 GUIDANCE AND METROLOGY CENTER AT NEWARK AFB, OHIO, AND THE HILL AFB,
 UTAH ARE PART OF A CONSOLIDATED UNIT REPRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN
 FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, (AFGE) AND ARE NOT PART OF THIS
 PROCEEDING.  /1/ OF THE APPROXIMATELY 500 AFLC EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN A
 FIREFIGHTING CAPACITY, 400, THE SUBJECT OF THE INSTANT PETITION, ARE
 REPRESENTED BY THE IAFF, AND THE OTHER 100 ARE INCLUDED IN THE AFGE
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT.
 
    AT EACH OF THE FOUR ALC'S, THE CHIEF OF THE FIRE PROTECTION BRANCH
 REPORTS TO THE COMMANDER, CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON WHO REPORTS TO THE
 BASE COMMANDER WHO, IN TURN, REPORTS TO THE ALC COMMANDER.  THE ALC
 COMMANDER REPORTS TO THE COMMANDER, AFLC AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB.  THERE
 IS NO ALC COMMANDER AT THE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB;  THUS, THE CHAIN OF
 COMMAND AT THAT ALC GOES DIRECTLY FROM THE COMMANDER OF THE 2750TH AIR
 BASE WING TO THE COMMANDER OF THE AFLC.  AT EACH ALC, THE FIRE
 PROTECTION BRANCHES CONSIST USUALLY OF A FIRE CHIEF, DEPUTY CHIEF,
 SEVERAL SHIFTS OF FIREFIGHTERS, FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALISTS, FIRE
 PROTECTION INSPECTORS, AND FIRE COMMUNICATIONS OPERATORS.
 
    THE AIR FORCE, THROUGH ITS OWN REGULATIONS, HAS EFFECTIVELY
 ESTABLISHED MUCH OF THE POLICY WITH RESPECT TO THE FIRE PROTECTION
 PROGRAM.  THE OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE AFLC FIRE PROTECTION
 PROGRAM IS WITH THE AFLC COMMANDER AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, WHO HAS IN
 TURN DELEGATED TO CHIEF OF THE FIRE PROTECTION DIVISION WITHIN THE
 OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR ENGINEERING AND SERVICES, ALSO
 LOCATED AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON, THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR GENERAL PROGRAM
 DIRECTION AND COMPLIANCE BY THE FIRE CHIEFS WITH THE AIR FORCE AND AFLC
 FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM REGULATIONS.  THE FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM IS
 GOVERNED BY AF REGULATION 92-1, DATED MARCH 20, 1974, WITH SUBSEQUENT
 AMENDMENTS, AND VARIOUS AF TECHNICAL ORDERS, WHICH ESTABLISH MANY
 MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AF FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO ENSURE THAT THE
 BASIC POLICIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION REMAIN STANDARDIZED THROUGHOUT THE
 AIR FORCE.  THESE REGULATIONS ENCOMPASS HOURS OF WORK, PAY, TRAINING
 REQUIREMENTS, UNIFORMS, MANNING AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS.
 
    THE SPECIFIC BASE COMMANDERS, ALONG WITH THE CIVIL ENGINEERS AND BASE
 FIRE CHIEFS, HAVE BEEN DELEGATED THE DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITY FOR
 IMPLEMENTING THE FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM DIRECTIVES.  THE FIRE CHIEF
 EXERCISES SUBSTANTIAL DISCRETION IN REGARD TO THE IMPLEMENTATION AND
 APPLICATION OF THESE REGULATIONS, ESPECIALLY WITH REFERENCE TO CLIMATIC
 AND GEOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES FROM BASE TO BASE, BUT SUCH DISCRETION MUST
 REMAIN WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THESE REGULATIONS.  THE AF REGULATION
 REQUIRES THAT EACH FIRE CHIEF ISSUE AT LEAST 20 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
 ON SPECIFIC TOPICS.  THE AF PROVIDES CERTAIN REQUIRED TRAINING FOR ALL
 AF FIRE PERSONNEL AT CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS.
 
    ALL PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS DEALINGS ARE HANDLED BY THE LOCAL
 BASE PERSONNEL OFFICE;  HOWEVER, THEY ARE BOUND BY THE AF MANUAL, WHICH
 ESTABLISHES THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
 PROGRAM TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT THE AF COMPONENTS.  EXPERTISE
 AND GUIDANCE ARE PROVIDED THE LOCAL PERSONNEL STAFF BY THE HQ AFLC
 PERSONNEL STAFF, WHERE NEEDED, AND THE LOCAL PERSONNEL ARE REQUIRED TO
 REPORT TO THE AFLC ANY MAJOR LABOR RELATIONS ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE AT
 THE LOCAL LEVEL CONCERNING AFLC EMPLOYEES, SUCH AS IMPASSE PROCEEDINGS
 AND ARBITRATION.  GENERALLY, LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS TRAINING IS
 CONDUCTED THROUGH THE AF PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT CENTER, BUT SOME
 TRAINING
 IS SPONSORED BY AFLC.  THERE IS LITTLE TRANSFER OF JOURNEYMAN
 FIREFIGHTER PERSONNEL FROM BASE TO BASE;  HOWEVER, THERE IS SOME
 EVIDENCE OF MOVEMENT BETWEEN BASES EITHER TO BECOME A FIRE CHIEF, OR IF
 ALREADY A CHIEF, TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER LOCATION FOR MISSION
 PURPOSES. HIRING IS USUALLY FROM NON-FIREFIGHTING INSTALLATIONS ON BASE.
  THE REDUCTION-IN-FORCE COMPETITIVE LEVELS ARE REGION-WIDE, WHICH
 REGIONS ENCOMPASS SEVERAL STATES.  SOME REGIONS CONTAIN MORE THAN ONE
 ALC.  AREAS OF CONSIDERATION FOR PROMOTION ARE BASE-WIDE, BUT THE AF
 MAINTAINS A SYSTEM WHEREBY ANY INDIVIDUAL IN THE AF CAN APPLY FOR A
 TRANSFER AT ANY TIME, THUS AUTOMATICALLY PUTTING THAT EMPLOYEE IN
 CONTENTION FOR APPROPRIATE VACANCIES AT THE DESIRED LOCATION(S).
 
    RECENTLY, THE AUTHORITY ISSUED CERTAIN DECISIONS DEALING WITH
 CONSOLIDATED OF UNITS UNDER THE STATUTE.  IN DEPARTMENT OF
 TRANSPORTATION, 5 FLRA NO. 80(1981), THE AUTHORITY DISMISSED PETITIONS
 TO CONSOLIDATE UNITS NOTING THAT SECTION 7112(A)(1) REQUIRES ANY UNIT
 FOUND APPROPRIATE TO CONFORM TO THE THREE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THAT
 SECTION:  A CLEAR AND IDENTIFIABLE COMMUNITY OF INTEREST AMONG THE
 EMPLOYEES IN THE UNIT, THE PROMOTION OF EFFECTIVE DEALINGS WITH, AND THE
 EFFICIENCY OF THE OPERATIONS OF, THE AGENCY INVOLVED.  THE AUTHORITY
 HELD THAT A UNIT CONSOLIDATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7112(D), MUST MEET THE
 SAME THREE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN SECTION 7112(A)(1) AS IS REQUIRED OF
 ANY OTHER UNIT FOUND APPROPRIATE.
 
    IN ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE, DALLAS, TEXAS, 5 FLRA NO.
 90(1981), THE AUTHORITY GRANTED THE PETITION TO CONSOLIDATE UNITS.  IN
 SO DOING, IT FOUND THAT THE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT TO BE CONSOLIDATED SHARE A
 COMMUNITY OF INTEREST INASMUCH AS:  (1) ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE
 SERVICE (AAFES) IS AN INTEGRATED ORGANIZATION WITH BASICALLY A SINGLE
 PRIMARY MISSION, SHARED BY ALL EMPLOYEES;  (2) THE EMPLOYEES ALSO SHARE
 COMMON JOB CLASSIFICATIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS;  AND (3) THE
 EMPLOYEES WORK UNDER SIMILAR PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS POLICIES,
 ESTABLISHED AT HEADQUARTERS LEVEL.
 
    BASED ON FACTORS WHICH INCLUDED THE CENTRALIZATION OF PERSONNEL AND
 LABOR RELATIONS FUNCTIONS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BROAD OPERATING POLICIES
 AT THE HEADQUARTERS LEVEL, THE FACT THAT THE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT WERE
 SUFFICIENTLY WELL DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND
 GEOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS OF AAFES SO AS TO CONSTITUTE A MEANINGFUL
 CONSOLIDATION OF ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE PETITION, AND
 THE FACT THAT CONSOLIDATION WOULD RESULT IN BARGAINING IN A SINGLE UNIT
 RATHER THAN IN THE PREVIOUSLY EXISTING 69 UNITS, THUS REDUCING
 FRAGMENTATION AND PROMOTING A MORE EFFECTIVE, COMPREHENSIVE BARGAINING
 UNIT STRUCTURE, THE AUTHORITY DETERMINED THE PETITIONED FOR UNIT WOULD
 PROMOTE EFFECTIVE DEALINGS AND EFFICIENCY OF AGENCY OPERATIONS.
 
    IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE INSTANT CASE, THE AUTHORITY FINDS THAT
 THE PETITIONED FOR CONSOLIDATED UNIT, WHICH ENCOMPASSES ALL OF THE FIRE
 PREVENTION UNITS OF AFLC EXCEPT THOSE REPRESENTED BY AFGE, IS
 APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION UNDER THE STATUTE.
  IN APPLYING THE THREE CRITERIA TO THE FACTS IN THE PRESENT CASE, THE
 AUTHORITY NOTES THE FACTUAL SIMILARITIES WITH ITS DETERMINATION IN THE
 AAFES CASE, SUPRA.  ALL THE EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE PETITIONER IN
 THE INSTANT CASE ARE WITHIN THE PROPOSED UNIT, PERFORM A UNIQUE JOB
 FUNCTION, HAVE COMMON OVERALL SUPERVISION AT THE AFLC LEVEL, AND SHARE
 ESSENTIALLY SIMILAR JOB CLASSIFICATIONS AND ORGANIZATION, AND UNIFORM
 PROGRAM DIRECTION, PERSONNEL POLICIES AND LABOR RELATIONS PRACTICES.
 THUS, THESE EMPLOYEES SHARE A CLEAR AND IDENTIFIABLE COMMUNITY OF
 INTEREST.
 
    CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT IS
 ACTIVITY-WIDE, THAT THE UNIT EMPLOYEES ARE SUFFICIENTLY DISTRIBUTED
 THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION, SO AS TO CONSTITUTE A MEANINGFUL
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT, AND THAT AF REGULATIONS ESTABLISH PERSONNEL AND LABOR
 RELATIONS POLICY WITHIN ALL OF AFLC, WHOSE PROGRAM DIRECTION COMES FROM
 THE AFLC LEVEL, THE AUTHORITY FINDS THAT THE PROPOSED UNIT WILL PROMOTE
 EFFECTIVE DEALINGS.
 
    MOREOVER, NOTING THAT THE AFLC FIRE PROGRAM MANAGER PROVIDES OVERALL
 GUIDANCE AND EXPERTISE TO THE COMPONENTS WITHIN THE PROPOSED UNIT AND
 THE MAJOR FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM POLICIES ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE AIR
 FORCE TO ENSURE THAT THE BASIC POLICIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION REMAIN
 STANDARDIZED THROUGHOUT THE AIR FORCE, THE AUTHORITY FINDS THAT THE
 PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT WILL PROMOTE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE, EFFECTIVE
 BARGAINING UNIT STRUCTURE AND WILL REDUCE UNIT FRAGMENTATION.  THUS, THE
 AUTHORITY FINDS THAT THE PROPOSED UNIT WILL PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY OF
 THE AGENCY'S OPERATIONS.
 
    ACCORDINGLY, THE AUTHORITY FINDS THE PETITIONED FOR CONSOLIDATED UNIT
 CONSISTING OF NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AS SET FORTH IN APPENDIX A, IS
 APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION UNDER THE STATUTE.
 PURSUANT TO THE REQUEST OF THE ACTIVITY, AN ELECTION IS DIRECTED TO
 ASCERTAIN WHETHER THE EMPLOYEES WISH TO BE REPRESENTED IN THE
 CONSOLIDATED UNIT FOUND APPROPRIATE HEREIN.  /2/
 
    THE VALID VOTES CAST BY ALL THE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES WILL BE TALLIED TO
 DETERMINE IF A MAJORITY OF THE VALID VOTES HAS BEEN CAST IN FAVOR OF THE
 PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT.  IF A MAJORITY OF THE VALID VOTES HAS NOT
 BEEN CAST IN FAVOR OF THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT, THE EMPLOYEES WILL
 BE TAKEN TO HAVE INDICATED THEIR DESIRE TO CONTINUE TO BE REPRESENTED IN
 THEIR CURRENT UNITS OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION.
 
                           DIRECTION OF ELECTION
 
    AN ELECTION BY SECRET BALLOT SHALL BE CONDUCTED AMONG THE EMPLOYEES
 IN THE UNIT FOUND APPROPRIATE, AS EARLY AS FEASIBLE.  THE APPROPRIATE
 REGIONAL DIRECTOR SHALL SUPERVISE OR CONDUCT THE ELECTION AS
 APPROPRIATE, SUBJECT TO THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS. ELIGIBLE
 TO VOTE ARE THOSE WHO WERE EMPLOYED DURING THE PAYROLL PERIOD
 IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE BELOW, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES WHO DID NOT
 WORK DURING THAT PERIOD BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT ILL, OR ON VACATION OR ON
 FURLOUGH, INCLUDING THOSE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE WHO APPEAR IN PERSON
 AT THE POLLS.  INELIGIBLE TO VOTE ARE EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE QUIT OR WERE
 DISCHARGED FOR CAUSE SINCE THE DESIGNATED PAYROLL PERIOD AND WHO HAVE
 NOT BEEN REHIRED OR REINSTATED BEFORE THE ELECTION DATE.  THOSE ELIGIBLE
 SHALL VOTE WHETHER OR NOT THEY DESIRE TO BE REPRESENTED FOR THE PURPOSE
 OF EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION IN THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT BY THE
 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS (AFLC COUNCIL),AFL-CIO-CLC.
 
    ISSUED, WASHINGTON, D.C., NOVEMBER 19, 1981
 
                       RONALD W. HAUGHTON, CHAIRMAN
 
                       HENRY B. FRAZIER III, MEMBER
 
                        LEON B. APPLEWHAITE, MEMBER
 
                     FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
                                APPENDIX A
 
    (1) INCLUDED:  ALL GS NON-SUPERVISORY FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE
 PROTECTION INSPECTORS EMPLOYED AT AND BY TINKER AIR FORCE BASE,
 OKLAHOMA.
 
    EXCLUDED:  PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT
 OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK IN OTHER THAN A
 PURELY CLERICAL CAPACITY, AND SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER
 11491, AS AMENDED;
 
    (2) ALL ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES IN THE FIRE PROTECTION BRANCH OF THE CIVIL
 ENGINEERING DIVISION, 2853D AIR BASE GROUP AT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE,
 GEORGIA;
 
    (3) INCLUDED:  ALL ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES IN THE FIRE PROTECTION BRANCH
 OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB.
 
    EXCLUDED:  ALL GENERAL SCHEDULE FIRE FIGHTER PERSONNEL AND FIRE
 INSPECTOR PERSONNEL GS-8 AND ABOVE;
 
    (4) INCLUDED:  ALL EMPLOYEES IN THE FIRE PROTECTION BRANCH, KELLY AIR
 FORCE BASE, TEXAS.
 
    EXCLUDED:  MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISORS, PROFESSIONAL
 EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN FEDERAL PERSONNEL WORK I