11:0128(32)NG - AFGE Local 1581 and SSA -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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11:0128(32)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 11 FLRA No. 32
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1581
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 (Activity)
 
                                            CASE No. O-NG-696
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    This case is before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(D)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute on a petition
 for review of a negotiability issue filed by the union.
 
    The record before the Authority in this case indicates that the
 activity alleged a proposal concerning free parking for bargaining unit
 employees was nonnegotiable because it conflicted with agency and
 government-wide rules and regulations.  The union then sought the
 Authority's determination, pursuant to section 7117(a)(1) of the Statute
 and section 2424.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, as to
 whether the disputed proposal was within the parties' duty to bargain.
 Subsequently, in a letter dated December 15, 1982, the agency withdrew
 the activity's allegation of nonnegotiability.
 
    Since the agency has withdrawn the allegation concerning the union's
 proposal, there is no longer an issue as to whether the proposal is
 within the parties' duty to bargain under the Statute.  Accordingly, and
 apart from other considerations,
 
    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the instant petition for review be, and it
 hereby is, dismissed.  
 
 For the Authority.  
 
 Issued, Washington, D.C., January 27, 1983
 
                                       James J. Shepard, Executive
                                       Dir