12:0540(102)NG - New York State Nurses Association and VA Medical Center, Manhattan, NY -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0540(102)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 102
 
 NEW YORK STATE NURSES
 ASSOCIATION
 Union
 
 and
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 MEDICAL CENTER,
 MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-542
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    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 the issue
 of the negotiability of the following Union proposal:
 
    Article 5.03 Work Schedules
 
          A. Each supervisor will make a reasonable effort within the
       demands of patient care needs to give each employee every other
       weekend off.  To meet the staffing requirement, part-time
       employees can be asked to work two weekends a month.
 
          B.  Each supervisor will make a reasonable effort to minimize
       rotation to the least amount necessary to meet patient care needs.
        Rotation will be distributed on an equitable basis among both
       full-time and part-time employees.  During the four-week posting
       period, nurses may be assigned to evening relief or night relief,
       but not both.  During a four-week posting period, no nurse will be
       required to rota