11:0026(14)CU - DOD, Scott AFB, IL and Local R7-23, NAGE -- 1983 FLRAdec RP



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11:0026(14)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 11 FLRA No. 14
 
 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
 SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 LOCAL R7-23, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 Labor Organization
 
                                            Case No. 5-CU-32
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority
 under section 7111(b)(2) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing
 officer of the Authority.  The hearing officer's rulings made at the
 hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority finds:  Local R7-23, National
 Association of Government Employees (NAGE) is the exclusive bargaining
 representative for a unit of all nonsupervisory Air Force General
 Schedule employees assigned to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
 Essentially, the Activity's petition herein seeks to exclude from the
 unit three incumbents in two job classifications based on the allegation
 that they are management officials.  /1/
 
    The Activity contends that Howard P. Trimpe, Safety Specialist,
 GS-018-13, PD0100440;  John J. Moreiko, Aeronautical Information
 Specialist, GS-1361-13, PD0200260;  and Charles L. Mase, Aeronautical
 Information Specialist, GS-1361-13, PD0200260, are management officials.
  /2/ In the lead case of Department of the Navy, Automatic Data
 Processing Selection Office, 7 FLRA No. 24 (1981), the Authority
 interpreted the statutory definition of "management official" to include
 those individuals who:  (1) create, establish or prescribe general
 principles, plans or courses of action for an agency;  (2) decide upon
 or settle upon general principles, plans or courses of action for an
 agency;  or (3) bring about or obtain a result as to the adoption of
 general principles, plans or courses of action for an agency.  Applying
 these criteria to the instant case, the Authority finds that the
 incumbents in the job classifications listed above are professionals
 whose actions assist in implementing, as opposed to shaping, the
 Activity's policies.  Thus, the record is clear that these incumbents
 currently do not exercise duties and responsibilities which require or
 authorize them to formulate, determine, or influence the policies of the
 Activity within the meaning of section 7103(a)(11) of the Statute as
 interpreted by the Authority.  Accordingly, the Authority finds that the
 incumbents listed above are not management officials and therefore
 should not be excluded from the bargaining unit.