12:0314(69)NG - NTEU and Treasury, IRS, Ogden Service Center, Ogden, UT -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0314(69)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 69
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY,
 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
 OGDEN SERVICE CENTER, OGDEN,
 UTAH
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-697
 
                   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
 relating to the negotiability of seven Union proposals.  For the
 following reasons, the Union's petition for review must be dismissed.
 /1/
 
    The record indicates that the Union sought to negotiate over proposed
 changes to the method of accounting for employee work time in the
 Agency's collection branch.  The Agency contends, inter alia, that such
 changes were proposed to comply with the requirements of the parties'
 master agreement and that the instant appeal, in essence, constitutes a
 dispute over interpretation of that agreement.  The Agency also asserts
 that it is under no obligation to bargain because the proposed changes
 will only minimally affect the working conditions of bargaining unit
 employees.
 
    The Authority concludes that the circumstances herein do not give
 rise to a negotiability dispute which the Authority may properl