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11:0637(110)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


11 FLRA NO. 110

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3631

     Union

     and

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY

     Agency

Case No. 0-NG-472

 

The petition for review in this case comes before the Federal Labor Relations Authority (the Authority) pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and raises the question of the negotiability of the following Union proposal:

WANG operators will be chosen every three (3) months if the Health and Safety Committee of EPA Region III, after looking at collected WANG data, assess that WANG operators should not work the WANG on a full-time basis for more than one (1), three (3)-month period, nonconsecutively, because of stress factors.

Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.

Contrary to the Union's assertion that the proposal is only a procedure which concerns health and safety matters, to be followed by management in assigning work, the express language of the proposal would absolutely prohibit management from assigning certain duties to employees beyond a specified period of time if the circumstances described in the proposal