11:0243(51)NG - AFGE Local 2375 and 79th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Willow Grove, PA -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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11:0243(51)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 11 FLRA No. 51
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2375
 Union
 
 and
 
 79th UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE
 COMMAND, WILLOW GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-102
 
                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 ten Union proposals.  Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
    The ten proposals at issue in this case were presented by the Union
 in response to the Agency's implementation of a "Military Technician
 Conversion Program." This program, initiated as a test on the
 recommendation of Congress, lasted from March 1979 through June 1980.
 Its purpose was to ascertain whether the military reserve components,
 i.e., the Army and Air Force Reserves and the National Guard, could
 attract and retain active duty military personnel to fill vacant
 positions in the reserve components previously held by civilian
 technicians.  Six of the ten proposals herein, set