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