12:0316(70)NG - AFSCME Locals 2477 and 2910 and Library of Congress -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0316(70)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 70
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE,
 COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES,
 LOCALS 2477 and 2910
 Union
 
 and
 
 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-381
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    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 raises issues
 relating to the negotiability of the following Union proposal.
 
                       Administrative Detail Program
 
          Special emphasis will be given to consideration of
       underrepresented groups identified for affirmative action.  Two
       series of details will be offered in FY '81, with a minimum of 8
       participants.  (The underlined portion of the proposal is in
       dispute.)
 
    The subject of the Union proposal, the Agency's Administrative Detail
 Program, is described by the Agency as follows:
 
          The program is designed to provide employees who are motivated
       but who have had little, if any, previous management experience
       with a short-term opportunity (3 months) to exercise, develop, and
       evaluate their interest in, and potential for, management . . . .
       The number of details