12:0304(66)NG - NFFE Local 1141 and Interior, Albany Research Center of the Bureau of Mines -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0304(66)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 66
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1141
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
 ALBANY RESEARCH CENTER
 OF THE BUREAU OF MINES
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-515
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    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 presents issues
 concerning the negotiability of ten Union proposals.  /1/ For the
 following reasons, the Union's petition for review must be dismissed.
 
    The record in this case indicates that the Union sought to negotiate
 ten proposals concerning the impact and implementation of the Agency's
 agreement with a local community college to use student volunteers at
 the Agency pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3111.  However, the Agency contends that
 no change in personnel policies, practices or general working conditions
 resulted from the agreement, since it has been using such volunteers
 since the early 1960's, and the new volunteers will perform the same
 work as previous volunteers.  Consequently, the Agency asserts that, in
 the absence of any change in working conditions, it is under no
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