13:0422(73)NG - NFFE Council of Consolidated SSA Locals and SSA -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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13:0422(73)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 73
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL OF CONSOLIDATED
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION LOCALS
 Union
 
 and
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY
 ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
                                            Case Nos. O-NG-511 
                                                      O-NG-512 
                                                      O-NG-513 
                                                      O-NG-514
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    The petitions for review in these cases before the Authority pursuant
 to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute (the Statute), and raise questions relating to the
 negotiability of four Union proposals.  /1/ Upon careful consideration
 of the entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority
 makes the following determinations.
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
          All Claims Representatives, Service Representatives, and DRT's
       will be issued calculators, with memory and percentage functions
       in order to provide computational assistance to said personnel.
       Procedures for the issuance of these devices will be negotiated
       locally.
 
    In agreement with the Agency, the Authority finds that Union Proposal
 1, by express