13:0092(24)CU - Agriculture, Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest and NFFE Local 1771 -- 1983 FLRAdec RP



[ v13 p92 ]
13:0092(24)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 24
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE
 SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
 Activity/Petitioner /1/
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1771
 Labor Organization
 
                                            Case No. 9-CU-52
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Authority under section
 7111(b)(2) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute
 (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing officer of the
 Authority.  The hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing are free
 from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority finds:  The National Federation of
 Federal Employees (NFFE) was certified on July 23, 1979 as the exclusive
 bargaining representative for a nationwide consolidated unit of all
 professional and nonprofessional employees of the Forest Service, U.S.
 Department of Agriculture.  /2/ Essentially, the petition seeks to
 clarify the bargaining unit status of Linda Shoemaker, Computer
 Technician, GS-335-06, based on the Activity/Petitioner's contention
 that she is a supervisor.
 
    The Authority finds, in agreement with the Activity/Petitioner, that
 Linda Shoemaker, Computer Technician, GS-335-06, is a supervisor within
 the meaning of section 7103(a)(10) of the Statute.  /3/ Thus, the record
 establishes that Shoemaker assigns