National Treasury Employees Union (Union) and Department of Health and Human Services, Region X, Seattle, Washington (Agency)

 



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07:0792(136)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 136
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,
 REGION X, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
 Agency
 
                                          Case No. O-NG-371
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    THE PETITION FOR REVIEW IN THIS CASE COMES BEFORE THE FEDERAL LABOR
 RELATIONS AUTHORITY (THE AUTHORITY) PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF
 THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE),
 AND INVOLVES THE NEGOTIABILITY OF THE FOLLOWING TWO UNION PROPOSALS.
 UPON CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE PARTIES'
 CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING DETERMINATIONS:
 
                             UNION PROPOSAL I
 
    (A) EXPERIENCE, AS DEFINED FOR RATING AND RANKING PURPOSES WILL BE
 NEGOTIATED FOR EACH
 
    POSITION BETWEEN THE UNION AND MANAGEMENT.  THE WEIGHT TO BE ASSIGNED
 TO EACH EXPERIENCE
 
    FACTOR WILL ALSO BE NEGOTIATED.
 
                             UNION PROPOSAL II
 
    THE EMPLOYER HAS FIXED RATES FOR EXPERIENCE FACTORS.  THE WEIGHT TO
 BE ASSIGNED TO EACH
 
    EXPERIENCE FACTOR WILL BE NEGOTIATED BETWEEN THE EMPLOYER AND THE
 UNION WHENEVER THE EMPLOYER
 
    CREATES A NEW POSITION, RECLASSIFIES A POSITION, AND/OR PROPOSES TO
 CHANGE THE WEIGHT OF ANY
 
    EXPERIENCE FA