Decision on Request for General Statement of Policy or Guidance




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07:0524(77)PS
The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 77
 
                                            Case No. O-PS-21
 
          DECISION ON REQUEST FOR GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY OR
                                 GUIDANCE
 
    THE AUTHORITY RECEIVED A REQUEST FROM THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
 MANAGEMENT, THE AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE
 DEPARTMENTS OF DEFENSE, JUSTICE, AND ENERGY THAT THE AUTHORITY ISSUE A
 GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY OR GUIDANCE CONCERNING THE MEANING OF
 CERTAIN WORDS AND PHRASES WHICH APPEAR WITHIN SECTION 7103(A)(11) OF THE
 STATUTE, WHICH PROVIDES:
 
    SECTION 7103.  DEFINITIONS;  APPLICATION
 
    (A) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER--
 
   .          .          .          .
 
 
    (11) "MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYED BY AN AGENCY
 IN A POSITION THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF WHICH REQUIRE OR
 AUTHORIZE THE INDIVIDUAL TO FORMULATE, DETERMINE, OR INFLUENCE THE
 POLICIES OF THE AGENCY(.)
 
    THE PARTIES SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED THAT THE AUTHORITY ISSUE GUIDANCE
 AS TO HOW THE AUTHORITY "VIEWS AND APPLIES THE WORDS 'INFLUENCE' AND
 'POLICIES' IN THE PHRASE 'INFLUENCE THE POLICIES OF THE AGENCY,' IN THE
 DEFINITION OF 'MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL' IN SECTION 7103(A)(11) OF THE
 STATUTE."
 
    IN DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING SELECTION OFFICE
 AND AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1, AFL-CIO, 7
 FLRA NO. 24(1981) THE AUTHORITY, BASED UPON A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE