Association of Civilian Technicians, Granite State Chapter (Association) and The Adjutant General, State of New Hampshire (Activity) 

 



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07:0241(36)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:



7 FLRA NO. 36
 7 FLRA 241

19 NOV 1981


ASSOCIATION OF CIVILIAN
TECHNICIANS, GRANITE STATE
CHAPTER

                Association

       and

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, STATE
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

                  Activity

Case No. O-NG-317

DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE

     This case comes before theFederal 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. 7101-7135). Based on the record in this case, the issue
presented is the negotiability of the following Association
proposal:

     Upon receipt of the employer's proposals and
counterproposals the union negotiating team will be granted
official time equal to the time used by management, or hours
whichever is less, prior to the first negotiating session as part
of the actions required as a result of negotiations.

     Question Before the Authority

     The specific question before the Authority is whether the
Association's proposal, which pertains to official time following
receipt of the employer's proposal and counterproposals and prior
to the first negotiating session, is outside the duty to bargain
and outside of the purview of section 7131(a) of the Statute as
alleged by the Activity.

     Opinion

     Conclusion and Order: The proposal is outside of the purview
of section 7131(a)