09:0478(56)NG - NFFE Local 15 and HQ, Army Armament Materiel Readiness Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL -- 1982 FLRAdec NG



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 9 FLRA No. 56
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 15
 Union
 
 and
 
 HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY
 ARMAMENT MATERIAL READINESS COMMAND,
 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILLINOIS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-355
 
                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 STATUTE (THE STATUTE), AND RAISES
 AN ISSUE AS TO THE NEGOTIABILITY OF A UNION PROPOSAL FOR A NEGOTIATED
 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE WHICH DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE GRIEVANCES
 CONCERNING IMPROPER RATINGS AND REFERRALS UNDER THE ARMY'S CAREER
 MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
 
    UPON CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE
 PARTIES' CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING DETERMINATIONS.
 
    THE AGENCY SUMMARIZES THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PARTIES HEREIN AS
 FOLLOWS:  "MANAGEMENT'S PROPOSAL WOULD EXEMPT FROM COVERAGE UNDER THE
 NEGOTIATED GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES THOSE PROMOTION AND PLACEMENT ACTIONS
 TAKEN UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL REGULATION
 (CPR) 950-1, CAREER MANAGEMENT - BASIC POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS.  THE
 UNION'S 'PROPOSAL' OR 'POSITION'