10:0662(109)CA - Justice, Federal Prison System and Council of Prison Locals, AFGE -- 1982 FLRAdec CA



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10:0662(109)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 10 FLRA No. 109
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
 FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS,
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 3-CA-2687
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    This matter is before the Authority pursuant to the Regional
 Director's "Order Transferring Case to the Federal Labor Relations
 Authority" in accordance with section 2429.1(a) of the Authority's Rules
 and Regulations.
 
    Upon consideration of the entire record in this case, including the
 parties' stipulation of facts and briefs submitted by the Respondent and
 the General Counsel, the Authority finds:
 
    The complaint alleges that the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1)
 and (8) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the
 Statute) when it refused to provide official time to employee Michael
 Musky to participate in the pre-hearing preparation phase of an unfair
 labor practice proceeding before the Authority (Case No. 3-CA-2000).
 
    Musky is an employee of the Respondent.  He had been instructed by an
 Authority Field Attorney to meet with her on June 24, 1981 for the
 purpose of pre-hearing preparation involving Case No. 3-CA-2000.  The
 employee requested official time,