12:0611(114)NG - NFFE Local 1650 and Forest Service, Angeles National Forest -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0611(114)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 114
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1650
 Union
 
 and
 
 U.S. FOREST SERVICE, ANGELES
 NATIONAL FOREST
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-510
 
                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 issues
 concerning the negotiability of two Union proposals.  /1/ Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
          Article 12.7 (second sentence):
 
          Official (duty) stations will be changed only in conjunction
       with a lateral or promotional reassignment.
 
    Union Proposal 1 is outside the duty to bargain because it interferes
 with management's right under section 7106(a)(2)(A) of the Statute to
 "assign" employees.  See American Federation of Government Employees,
 AFL-CIO and Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force
 Base, Ohio, 2 FLRA 604, 612, enforced sub nom. Department of Defense v.
 Federal Labor Relations Authority, 659 F.2d 1140 (D.C. Cir. 1981), ce