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11:0687(115)RO
The decision of the Authority follows:


11 FLRA NO. 115

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
BUREAU OF DRUGS

     Activity

     and

MEDICAL-DENTAL OFFICERS SOCIETY OF FDA

     Labor Organization/Petitioner

Case No. 3-RO-92

 

DECISION AND ORDER

Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority under section 7111(b)(1) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing officer of the Authority. The Authority has reviewed the hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing and finds they are free from prejudicial error. The rulings are hereby affirmed.

Upon the entire record in this case, including the parties' contentions, the Authority finds: The Petitioner, Medical - Dental Officers Society of FDA, seeks an election in a unit composed of all nonsupervisory medical and dental officers employed at the Bureau of Drugs, Food and Drug Administration. At the hearing in this matter, the Petitioner stated its willingness to proceed to an election in an alternative unit composed of either all nonsupervisory medical and dental officers employed at the FDA within the Washington, D.C. area, or all nonsupervisory medical and dental officers employed at the FDA (in the Washington, D.C. area or elsewhere).

The Activity principally contends that the petitioned-for unit is inappropriate und