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The decision of the Authority follows:


 9 FLRA No. 157
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1430
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, NORTHERN
 DIVISION, U.S. NAVAL BASE,
 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
 (Agency)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-659
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    THIS CASE IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E)
 OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE AND SECTION
 2424.1 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS ON A PETITION FOR REVIEW
 OF NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES FILED BY THE UNION.  FOR THE REASONS INDICATED
 BELOW, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE UNION'S PETITION MUST BE
 DISMISSED.
 
    FROM THE SUBMISSION OF THE PARTIES IN THE RECORD BEFORE THE
 AUTHORITY, IT APPEARS THAT DURING THE TERM OF THE PARTIES' NEGOTIATED
 AGREEMENT, THE AGENCY AND THE UNION AGREED TO INSTITUTE A NEW APPROVAL
 PROCEDURE FOR INCENTIVE AWARDS, WHICH WOULD SERVE TEMPORARILY, ON A
 TRIAL BASIS, AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE APPROVAL PROCEDURE FOR INCENTIVE
 AWARDS, WHICH WOULD SERVE TEMPORARILY, ON A TRIAL BASIS, AS A SUBSTITUTE
 FOR THE APPROVAL PROCEDURE SET FORTH IN THEIR CONTRACT.  AFTER THE TRIAL
 PERIOD WAS COMPLETED, THE AGENCY PROPOSED THAT THE SUBSTITUTE PROCEDURE
 CONTINUE IN EFFECT FOR ANOTHER YEAR.  THE UNION DID NOT AGREE