09:0683(79)NG - NASA HQ Professional Association, IFPTE Local 9 and NASA HQ -- 1982 FLRAdec NG



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 9 FLRA No. 79
 
 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
 ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS
 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION,
 IFPTE LOCAL 9
 Union
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
 ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-393
 
                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).
 UPON CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE PARTIES'
 CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING DETERMINATIONS.
 
    DURING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS THE PARTIES WERE UNABLE TO REACH
 AGREEMENT ON A PROPOSAL CONCERNING "CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURE." HOWEVER,
 THEY DID AGREE TO A MEDIATOR'S RECOMMENDATION THAT THE PROPOSAL BE
 REFERRED TO A SELECT COMMITTEE COMPRISE OF THE AGENCY'S PERSONNEL
 DIRECTOR AND THE UNION'S PRESIDENT WHICH WOULD DEVELOP A PROPOSAL
 ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH SIDES.  THE SELECT COMMITTEE SUBMITTED A REVISED
 PROPOSAL WHICH WAS ACCEPTED BY THE AGENCY BUT REJECTED BY THE UNION'S
 CHIEF NEGOTIATOR.  NEGOTIATIONS WERE THEN RESUMED WITH THE UNION
 SUBMITTING FURTHER PROPOSALS ON CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES AND THE AGENCY
 RES