American Federation of Government Employees, Council 214, AFL-CIO (Union) and Air Force, HQ, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (Agency)

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 92
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO, COUNCIL 214
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR
 FORCE, HEADQUARTERS,
 AIR FORCE LOGISTICS
 COMMAND, WRIGHT-
 PATTERSON AIR FORCE
 BASE, OHIO
 Agency
 
                                            Case Nos. O-NG-385 and O-NG-424
 
          CONSOLIDATED DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    THE PETITIONS FOR REVIEW IN THESE CASES COME 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).
 UPON CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE RECORDS IN THEIR ENTIRETY, INCLUDING
 THE PARTIES' CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING
 DETERMINATIONS.
 
    THE ISSUES PRESENTED ARE (1) WHETHER THE PETITIONS ARE PROPERLY
 BEFORE THE AUTHORITY, AND (2) THE NEGOTIABILITY OF THREE UNION
 PROPOSALS.  /1/ THE AGENCY REQUESTS THAT THE UNION'S PETITION FOR REVIEW
 IN CASE NO. O-NG-385 BE DISMISSED AS UNTIMELY FILED, CLAIMING THAT IT
 WAS FILED MORE THAN FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THE AGENCY FIRST ALLEGED THAT THE
 PROPOSALS IN DISPUTE ARE NOT WITHIN THE DUTY TO BARGAIN.  SECTION 2424.3
 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS SPECIFIES THAT THE FIFTEEN DAY
 TIME LIMIT BEGINS TO RUN WHEN AN AGENCY RENDER