American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1692 (Union) and Department of the Air Force, Mather Air Force Base, California (Agency)



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08:0194(37)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 37
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1692
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, MATHER
 AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-360
 
                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
 RAISES ISSUES CONCERNING THE NEGOTIABILITY OF THE FOLLOWING TWO
 PROVISIONS OF A LOCAL AGREEMENT WHICH WERE DISAPPROVED BY THE AGENCY
 HEAD UNDER SECTION 7114(C) OF THE STATUTE.  UPON CAREFUL CONSIDERATION
 OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE PARTIES' CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY
 MAKES THE FOLLOWING DETERMINATIONS.
 
                                PROPOSAL 1
 
    ARTICLE 9, SECTION 5.  THE EMPLOYER AGREES TO APPOINT AND TRAIN ONE
 EEO COUNSELOR NOMINATED
 
    BY THE UNION.  THE CANDIDATE SELECTED BY THE UNION SHALL MEET THE
 CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE
 
    PROGRAM AND WILL BE TRAINED BY THE EMPLOYER IN ACCORDANCE WITH
 PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE
 
    REGULATIONS.  THE COUNSELOR WILL SERVE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE
 CHIEF COUNSELOR.  THE UNION
 
    AGREES THAT NOMINEES SHALL NOT INCLUDE UNION STEWARDS, OR ELECTED OR
 APPOINTED UNION