Federal Union of Scientists and Engineers, National Association of Government Employees (Union) and Naval Underwater Systems Center, Headquarters, Newport, Rhode Island (Activity)

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 44
 
 FEDERAL UNION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS,
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER,
 HEADQUARTERS, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-591
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    ON OCTOBER 22, 1981, THE FEDERAL UNION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
 (THE UNION) FILED A PETITION FOR REVIEW WITH THE AUTHORITY'S BOSTON
 REGIONAL OFFICE /1/ IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE PURSUANT TO SECTION
 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE
 (5 U.S.C. 7101 ET SEQ.) AND SECTION 2424.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND
 REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R. 2424.1(1981)).  THE PETITION FOR REVIEW WAS
 FORWARDED BY THE REGIONAL OFFICE TO THE AUTHORITY'S NATIONAL OFFICE IN
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  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 IS WHETHER THE APPEAL PROCEDURE FOR CITA DECISIONS TO CONTRACT
 OUT IS NEGOTIABLE.  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 THE PROPOSAL WITH LAWS,