09:0823(107)NG ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR GENERAL RULING -- 1982 FLRAdec NG



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The decision of the Authority follows:


9 FLRA NO. 107

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR GENERAL RULING

The General Counsel of the Authority, pursuant to section 2429.4 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, requested that the Authority issue a general ruling on a major policy issue relating to the Authority's decision in Overseas Education Association and Department of Defense, Office of Dependents Schools, Alexandria, Virginia, 7 FLRA No. 11 (1981). 1

On June 1, 1982, the Authority issued a Decision on Request for Clarification in 7 FLRA No. 11, stating, in pertinent part:

The Authority's decision on the negotiability appeal was, of course, based on the facts and circumstances of that case. That is, since the unit of exclusive recognition involved is no longer appropriate, the Agency has no duty to bargain with the Union concerning the proposals advanced by the Union in the context of negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. The decision does not address any other circumstances concerning the bargaining obligation during the pendency of a question concerning representation. [ v9 p823 ]

Accordingly, the Union's request for clarification is granted, and the Authority'