International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 9 (Union) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Agency)

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 22
 
 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
 ENGINEERS, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 9
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND
 SPACE ADMINISTRATION
 (Agency)
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-502
 
                          ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL
 
    THIS CASE IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E)
 OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (5 U.S.C. 7101
 ET SEQ.) ON A PETITION FOR REVIEW OF A NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE FILED BY THE
 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL ENGINEERS,
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 9 (THE UNION).  FOR THE REASONS INDICATED BELOW, THE
 UNION'S PETITION MUST BE DISMISSED.
 
    THE RECORD BEFORE THE AUTHORITY INDICATES THAT A DISPUTE AROSE
 BETWEEN THE PARTIES CONCERNING THE AGENCY'S "PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
 SYSTEM FOR NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES" WHICH THE AGENCY HAD SUBMITTED TO
 THE UNION FOR COMMENT REGARDING IMPACT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYSTEM.
  FOLLOWING AN EXCHANGE OF CORRESPONDENCE AND DOCUMENTS AND APPARENTLY
 SOME MEETINGS, THE AGENCY NOTIFIED THE UNION THAT SINCE THE UNION
 "FAILED TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS ANY PROCEDURES OR MATTERS OF IMPACT
 RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PERFORMANCE SYSTEM WHICH WOULD
 IMPOSE AN OBLIGATION ON MANAGEMENT TO NEGOTIATE . . . (MANAGEMENT)
 REFUSES TO ENGAGE IN ANY FURTHER NEGOTIAT