12:0176(43)NG - AFGE Local 3760 and SSA -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0176(43)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 43
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3760
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 (Agency)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-827
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    This matter is before the Federal Labor Relations Authority pursuant
 to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute and section 2424.1 of the Authority's Rules and
 Regulations on a petition for review of negotiability issues filed by
 the union.  For the reason indicated below, the union's petition for
 review must be dismissed.
 
    Section 2424.3 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations provides that
 the time limit for filing a petition for review is 15 days after service
 of the agency's allegation that the duty to bargain in good faith does
 not extend to the matter proposed to be bargained.  Additionally,
 pursuant to section 2429.22, when the allegation is served on the union
 by mail, five days are added to the prescribed period.
 
    The record before the Authority in this case indicates that the
 parties executed a collective bargaining agreement and forwarded it to
 the agency head for review and approval pursuant to section 7114(c) of
 the Statute.  By letter dated March 9, 1983, the agency head disapproved
 a number of provisions in the agreement.  On March 21, 1983, the uni