11:0189(42)NG - AFGE Local 3742 and Army, HQ, 98th Division (Training), Webster, NY -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



[ v11 p189 ]
11:0189(42)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 11 FLRA No. 42
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3742
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, HEADQUARTERS,
 98th DIVISION (TRAINING), WEBSTER,
 NEW YORK
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-68
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    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 raises issues
 relating to the negotiability of nine Union proposals.  Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
    The nine proposals at issue in the case were presented by the Union
 in response to implementation by the Agency of a "Military Technician
 Conversion Program." This program, instituted as a test program at the
 recommendation of Congress, lasted from March 1979 through June 1980 and
 was conducted to ascertain whether the military reserve components,
 i.e., the National Guard, Army and Air Force Reserve, could attract and
 retain active duty military personnel to fill vacant positions in the
 reserve component previously held by civilian technicians.  Four of the
 nine proposals herein (set forth in the a