American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1533, AFL-CIO (Union) and Naval Supply Center, Oakland, California (Agency)

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 6
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1533
 Union
 
 and
 
 NAVAL SUPPLY CENTER
 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-263
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    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 RAISES THE QUESTION OF THE NEGOTIABILITY OF A UNION
 PROPOSAL.  UPON
 CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE
 PARTIES'
 CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING
 DETERMINATIONS.
 
                              UNION PROPOSAL
 
    EMPLOYEE REPROMOTION AFTER REDUCTION-IN-FORCE. 
 REPROMOTION WILL BE
 IN RETENTION ORDER AND
 
    WILL BE APPLIED AS VACANCIES OCCUR.
 
    IN AGREEMENT WITH THE AGENCY, THE AUTHORITY CONCLUDES THAT
 THE
 PROPOSAL IS OUTSIDE THE DUTY TO BARGAIN BECAUSE IT WOULD
 DIRECTLY
 INTERFERE WITH MANAGEMENT'S RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 7106(A)(2)(C) /1/
 OF
 THE STATUTE BY REQUIRING THE AGENCY TO SELECT REPROMOTION
 ELIGIBLE
 EMPLOYEES IN RETENTION ORDER AFTER A REDUCTION-IN-FORCE AS
 VACANCIES
 OCCUR.  IN THIS REGARD, THE PROPOSAL BEARS NO MATERIAL
 DIFFERENCE FROM
 THE PROPOSAL FOUND NONNEGOTIABLE PURSUANT TO SECTION