National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1940 (Union) and Department of the Air Force, Headquarters, 3201st Air Base Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (Agency) 

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 113
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1940
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
 HEADQUARTERS, 3201ST AIR BASE GROUP
 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-295
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    THE PETITION FOR REVIEW IN THIS CASE COMES BEFORE THE FEDERAL LABOR
 RELATIONS AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL
 SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE).  UPON CAREFUL
 CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE PARTIES CONTENTIONS,
 THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING DETERMINATIONS.
 
    THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE UNION SOUGHT TO NEGOTIATE PROPOSALS
 CONCERNING CHANGES BEING MADE BY THE AGENCY IN ITS PROCEDURES FOR
 ALLOCATING CERTAIN PARKING SPACES.  THE AGENCY DECLINED TO NEGOTIATE
 INFORMING THE UNION THAT IT "HAD NO OBLIGATION TO BARGAIN THE PROCEDURES
 INCIDENT TO THIS CHANGE SINCE THE ONLY PERSONNEL AFFECTED BY THE CHANGE
 ARE THOSE OUTSIDE YOUR BARGAINING UNIT."
 
    THE CIRCUMSTANCES HEREIN DO NOT GIVE RISE TO A NEGOTIABILITY DISPUTE
 WHICH THE AUTHORITY MAY PROPERLY REVIEW AT THIS TIME PURSUANT TO SECTION
 7117 OF THE STATUTE.  THUS, IT APPEARS THAT THE ESSENCE OF THE DISPUTE
 BETWEEN THE PARTIES CONCERNS THE QUESTION O