10:0448(76)NG - Joint Council of Unions, GPO and Government Printing Office -- 1982 FLRAdec NG



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10:0448(76)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 10 FLRA No. 76
 
 JOINT COUNCIL OF UNIONS, GPO
 Union
 
 and
 
 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-397
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    THE PETITION FOR REVIEW IN THIS CASE COMES BEFORE THE AUTHORITY
 PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE), AND PRESENTS ISSUES
 RELATING TO THE NEGOTIABILITY OF THE FOLLOWING UNION PROPOSAL.
 
    ARTICLE XIV (CORRECTIVE ACTION)
 
    SEC. 13.  IN CASES WHERE AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES A LETTER PROPOSING
 HIS/HER SUSPENSION (OF
 
    MORE THAN 14 DAYS), DEMOTION, REMOVAL, OR AN ACTION OF SIMILAR
 NATURE, THE UNION MAY ELECT TO
 
    USE THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:
 
    1.  THE EMPLOYEE HAS THE RIGHT TO ANSWER ORALLY AND/OR IN WRITING AND
 TO FURNISH AFFIDAVITS
 
    AND OTHER DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF THE ANSWER.  WRITTEN OR
 ORAL REPLIES ARE TO BE
 
    MADE TO THE OFFICIAL WHO ISSUES THE PROPOSED NOTICE.  THE RIGHT TO
 ANSWER ORALLY AND/OR IN
 
    WRITING ALSO PERMITS THE EMPLOYEE TO BE REPRESENTED BY HIS UNION, AN
 ATTORNEY OR OTHER
 
    REPRESENTATIVE OF HIS CHOICE, OR
 
    2.  THE EMPLOYEE, THROUGH HIS UNION, MAY ELECT, WITHIN 10 CALENDAR
 DAYS FROM THE RECEIPT OF
 
    THE LETTER OF