13:0679(110)UC - HQ, Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command and NFFE -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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13:0679(110)UC
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 110
 
 HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY MATERIAL
 DEVELOPMENT AND READINESS COMMAND
 Activity
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 3-UC-20003
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority
 under section 7112(d) of the Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute
 (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing officer of the
 Authority.  The Authority has reviewed the hearing officer's rulings
 made at the hearing and finds that they are free from prejudicial error.
  The rulings are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon the entire record in this case, the Authority finds:  The
 National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) filed the instant
 petition seeking to consolidate 29 units within the U.S. Army Material
 Development and Readiness Command (DARCOM) for which it is the exclusive
 representation.  /1/ DARCOM contends that the proposed consolidation,
 which would affect 21,300 employees (19.4% of its total workforce) at 17
 of its 65 installations, is not appropriate because it does not meet the
 appropriate unit criteria set forth in section 7112(a) of the Statute.
 /2/ Specifically, DARCOM contends that the mission and function of the
 17 DARCOM installations involved are significantly different and that,
 particularly as the employees' duties and job skills differ from office
 to office, there is no clear and identifiable community of interest
 among the employees sought to be consolidated.  Further, DARCOM contends
 that the proposed consolidated unit does not constitute a distinct
 grouping of employees sharing a clear and identifiable community of
 interest.  Further, DARCOM contends that the proposed consolidation
 would not promote either effective dealings or efficiency of the
 agency's operations, inasmuch as its organization is decentralized, with
 authority vested in local installation commanders to establish and
 administer civilian personnel policy, including negotiation and approval
 of collective bargaining agreements, and consolidation would both
 increase the cost of collective bargaining and adversely affect
 long-standing local bargaining relationships.
 
    NFFE contends that the proposed consolidation units satisfies the
 requisite criteria for consolidation under section 7112(a)(1) of the
 Statute, i.e., the employees sought to be included in the proposed unit
 share a clear and identifiable community of interest, and consolidation
 would promote effective dealings with the agency, and would promote the
 efficiency of DARCOM operations by creating a more comprehensive
 bargaining unit.
 
    DARCOM consists of a nationwide network of 65 military installations
 and 101 subinstallations and separate units.  It has 13 major
 subordinate commands:  2 material readiness commands, 4 research and
 development commands, 4 combined material readiness and research and
 development commands, a depot systems command (headquarters of 17 Army
 depots), a test and evaluation command, and a security assistance
 command.  There are 46 separate staff activities reporting to
 Headquarters, DARCOM and 54 project/product managers with authority over
 specific types of weapons systems equipment or ammunition.  DARCOM is
 responsible for the life cycle material functions, including research
 and development, test and evaluation, procurement and production,
 storage and distribution, inventory management, maintenance and
 disposal.
 
    The proposed consolidated unit would consist of employees working at
 two depot activities, three ammunition plant activities, four major
 subordinate command headquarters, and four testing activities (three of
 which are guard units).
 
    The missions of the affected installations are not the same.  For
 example, Letterkenny Army Depot at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania operates
 supply depots and provides for the receipt, storage, issue, maintenance
 and disposal of a broad range of supplies and munitions;  Kansas Army
 Ammunition Plant, Parsons, Kansas loads, assembles and packs ammunition
 and manufactures lead azide;  Headquarters, Troop Support and Aviation
 Material Readiness Command (TSARCOM), St. Louis, Missouri plans and
 conducts integrated logistics, material readiness management, and
 maintenance support functions for all assigned material/systems;  and
 Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona tests and evaluates a variety of equipment
 in a desert environment.
 
    The record reveals that DARCOM is decentralized, with authority
 vested in local installation commanders to establish and administer
 civilian personnel policy and labor-management relations policy, and to
 negotiate and approve collective bargaining agreements.  Although
 Headquarters, DARCOM conducts a post-signing review of installation
 agreements, it neither participates in the local negotiations process
 nor controls the negotiations.  Each installation negotiates its own
 local agreement, deals with the union on a day-to-day basis, resolves
 grievances, and generally conducts labor-management relations.
 
    NFFE represents employees at 8 of DARCOM's 13 major subordinate
 commands, 17 of the 65 DARCOM installations, 2 of the 17 depots and
 depot activities, 3 of the 13 activities and 25 ammunition plants known
 as Armaments Command, and 4 of the 11 testing activities.  NFFE
 exclusively represents approximately 21,300 (19.4%) employees of
 DARCOM's total workforce of 109,500, and represents all of the employees
 at 7 of the 17 installations included in the petition.
 
    In Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 5 FLRA 646(1981),
 the Authority dismissed petitions to consolidate units noting that
 section 7112(a)(1) of the Statute requires any unit found appropriate to
 conform to the three criteria established by that section -- a clear and
 identifiable community of interest among the employees in the unit, the
 promotion of effective dealings with, and the efficiency of the
 operations of, the agency involved.  The Authority further noted that
 section 7112(d) of the Statute, /3/ which provides for the consolidation
 of existing units into a single more comprehensive unit, requires that
 such consolidated unit meet the same three criteria required of any
 proposed unit.
 
    In other decisions issued since the Department of Transportation
 case, the Authority, in making its determinations on the appropriateness
 of such proposed consolidated units, has considered several factors.
 Primary among these factors, in determining whether there was a
 community of interest, were:  the degree of commonality and integration
 of the mission and function of the components involved;  the
 distribution of the employees involved throughout the organizational and
 geographical components of the agency;  the degree of similarity in the
 occupational undertakings of the employees in the proposed unit;  and
 the locus and scope of personnel and labor relations authority and
 functions.  /4/
 
    The Authority finds that the employees in the proposed consolidated
 unit herein to no share a clear and identifiable community of interest.
 The record reveals that the proposed unit would be limited to employees
 at only 2 of the 17 depots and depot activities, 3 of the 14 activities
 and 25 ammunition plants in the Armaments Command, 4 of the 11 testing
 activities, and only 5 of the 46 field activities which report directly
 to Headquarters, DARCOM.  Of the 17 DARCOM installation included in the
 petition, NFFE represents all employees at only 7 locations;  the other
 48 installations are not included at all.  Most of the employees in the
 proposed consolidated unit, representing 19.4% of the DARCOM civilian
 workforce, have different career interests and working conditions
 because of the uniqueness of each mission.  Further, there seems to be a
 minimal amount of interchange of employees from the NFFE unit to
 another.  The job classifications and the terms and conditions of
 employment at each location appear to relate to specific and unique
 local functions.  Moreover, personnel authority and control of labor
 relations historically have been delegated to each local installation.
 Given these facts, the Authority finds that the petitioned-for
 consolidated unit would not ensure a clear and identifiable community of
 interest among the employees involved.
 
    Accordingly, the Authority finds that the proposed consolidated unit
 is not appropriate, and will order that the petition be dismissed.  /5/
 
                                   ORDER
 
    IT IS ORDERED that the petition in Case No. 3-UC-2003 be, and it
 hereby is dismissed.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., January 16, 1984
 
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
 
 
 
                                 APPENDIX
 
    Unit No. 1
                                       Included:  All employees of the
                                       Telecommunications Terminal, U.S.
                                       Army Communications Agency
                                       Presidio and all employees of the
                                       Logistic Control Office, Presidio
                                       of San Francisco.
                                       Excluded:  Management officials,
                                       employees engaged in Federal
                                       Personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity,
                                       professional
                                       employees and guards and
                                       supervisors as defined in the
                                       Order, as amended.
 
    Unit No. 2
                                       Included:  All general Schedule
                                       (GS) employees, including
                                       temporary employees with
                                       appointments of more than 180
                                       days, employed at Headquarters,
                                       United States Army Armament
                                       Material Readiness Command, Rock
                                       Island, Illinois.
                                       Excluded:  All management
                                       officials,
                                       professional employees, employees
                                       engaged in Federal Personnel Work
                                       in
                                       other than a purely clerical
                                       capacity, temporary employees with
                                       appointments of less than 180 days
                                       based upon a specific event
                                       non-recurring, and supervisors and
                                       guards as defined in Executive
                                       Order
                                       11491, as amended.
 
    Unit No. 3
                                       Included:  All professional and
                                       non-professional employees at the
                                       U.S. Army Industrial Base
                                       Engineering Activity, Rock
                                       Island, Illinois.
                                       Excluded:  Management officials;
                                       supervisors;  and employees
                                       described in 5 U.S.C. 7112(b)(2),
                                       (3), (4), (6) and (7).
 
    Unit No. 4
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       guards in the civilian guard
                                       unit, Provost Marshal Division,
                                       U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground,
                                       Arizona.
                                       Excluded:  Supervisors, management
                                       officials, confidential
                                       employees, employees engaged in
                                       personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity.
 
    Unit No. 5
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory,
                                       Wage Grade, employees of the
                                       United States Army Test and
                                       Evaluation Command;  the United
                                       States Army Communications
                                       Command - White Sands;  and the
                                       U.S. Army Troop Support Agency,
                                       U.S. Army Commissary - White
                                       Sands, employed at White Sands
                                       Missile Range, New Mexico.
                                       Excluded:  All General Schedule
                                       employees;  all professional
                                       employees;  management officials;
                                       supervisors;  and employees
                                       described in 5 U.S.C. 7112(b)%2),
                                       (3), (4), (6) and (7).
 
    Unit No. 6
                                       Included:  All security guard
                                       employees of Department of
                                       Defense Guard Division, Security
                                       Office, White Sands Missile
                                       Range, New Mexico.
                                       Excluded:  All professional
                                       employees, management officials;
                                       supervisors;  and employees
                                       described in 5 U.S.C. 7112(b)(2),
                                       (3), (4), (6) and (7).
 
    Unit No. 7
                                       Included:  All General Schedule
                                       employees of the Fire Prevention
                                       and Protection Division of
                                       Facilities Engineering
                                       Directorate,
                                       White Sands Missile Range, New
                                       Mexico.
                                       Excluded:  All professional
                                       employees;  management officials;
                                       supervisors;  and employees
                                       described in 5 U.S.C. 7112(b)(2),
                                       (3), (4), (6) and (7).
 
    Unit No. 8
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       personnel classified as guards,
                                       employed by the Civilian Security
                                       Police Section, Physical Security
                                       Branch, Provost Marshal Division,
                                       Security Office, Aberdeen Proving
                                       Ground Command, Aberdeen
                                       Proving Ground, Maryland.
                                       Excluded:  Employees employed in
                                       Federal personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity,
                                       management officials, and
                                       supervisors
                                       as defined in the Order.
 
    Unit No. 9
                                       Included:  All full-time GS, WG
                                       and WL employees of the U.S. Army
                                       Armament, Research and Development
                                       Command (ARRADCOM), Chemical
                                       System
                                       Laboratory (CSL), the ARRADCOM
                                       Support Group for the CSL, and the
                                       U.S. Army Material Readiness
                                       Command
                                       (ARRCOM) at Aberdeen Proving
                                       Ground,
                                       Maryland.  /6/
                                       Excluded:  All supervisors,
                                       management
                                       officials, professionals,
                                       guards, employees engaged in
                                       personnel
                                       work in other than a purely
                                       clerical
                                       capacity and employees of tenant
                                       activities.
 
    Unit No. 10
                                       Included:  All professional
                                       employees of CSL, ARRCOM,
                                       ARRADCOM and USAMRICD at the
                                       Aberdeen Proving Ground,
                                       Edgewood, Maryland.
                                       Excluded:  All non-professional
                                       employees;  management officials;
                                       supervisors;  and employees in 5
                                       U.S.C. 7112(b)(2), (3), (4), (6)
                                       and (7).
 
    Unit No. 11
                                       Included:  All professional and
                                       non-professional General Schedule
                                       and Wage Grade employees of
                                       Headquarters, U.S. Army Troop
                                       Support
                                       and Aviation Material Readiness
                                       Command (TSARCOM), including
                                       employees of the Field Service
                                       Activity (FSA) and Administrative
                                       and Installation Support Activity
                                       (AISA), with duty stations in the
                                       greater St. Louis area;  all
                                       third-year Department of the Army
                                       centralized interns -- also known
                                       as
                                       DARCOM interns -- assigned to
                                       Headquarters, U.S. Army Troop
                                       Support
                                       and Aviation Material Readiness
                                       Command, (TSARCOM), with duty
                                       stations in the greater St. Louis
                                       area.  /7/
                                       Excluded:  All supervisors,
                                       management officials, employees
                                       described in 5 U.S.C. 7112(b)(2),
                                       (3), (4), (6) and (7) and
                                       employees of the St. Louis Area
                                       Support Center, U.S. Army Support
                                       Activity, and U.S. Army General
                                       Materiel and Petroleum Activity.
 
    Unit No. 12
                                       Included:  All non-professional
                                       employees of AVRADCOM elements
                                       located at Fort Monmouth, New
                                       Jersey including full-time
                                       temporary employees.
                                       Excluded:  All professional
                                       employees, management officials,
                                       confidential employees, employees
                                       engaged in personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity
                                       and supervisors as defined in
                                       Executive Order 11491, as amended.
 
    Unit No. 13
                                       Included:  All professional
                                       employees of AVRADCOM elements
                                       located at Fort Monmouth, New
                                       Jersey, including full-time
                                       temporary employees.
                                       Excluded:  All non-professional
                                       employees, management officials,
                                       confidential employees, employees
                                       engaged in personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity
                                       and supervisors as defined in
                                       Executive Order 11491, as amended.
 
    Unit No. 14
                                       Included:  All professional and
                                       non-professional employees of the
                                       U.S. Army Electronics Research and
                                       Development Command located at
                                       For Monmouth and Lakehurst, New
                                       Jersey, including temporary
                                       employees with appointments of
                                       over 90 days.
                                       Excluded:  Management officials,
                                       supervisors as defined in
                                       Executive Order 11491, as amended
                                       and employees engaged in Federal
                                       personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity.
 
    Unit No. 15
                                       Included:  All guard and police
                                       personnel of the Department of
                                       Defense Guards at Fort Monmouth,
                                       New Jersey.
                                       Excluded:  Management officials,
                                       supervisors, employees engaged in
                                       Federal personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity
                                       and confidential employees.
 
    Unit No. 16
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       employees of the Depot Property
                                       Division and Purchasing and
                                       Contracting Division, Directorate
                                       for Services, Red River, Army
                                       Depot.
                                       Excluded:  Employees within the
                                       divisions who are assigned to
                                       positions in the 5700 job
                                       classification series.
 
    Unit No. 17
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       classification act employees of
                                       Red River Army Depot.
                                       Excluded:  Employees assigned to
                                       exclusive units included in the
                                       Guard Unit, Firefighter Unit, and
                                       non-supervisory Depot Property
                                       Division and purchasing and
                                       Contracting Division unit;
                                       professional employees;  employees
                                       engaged
                                       in Federal personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity;
                                       and temporary employees and
                                       employees whose tenure at Red
                                       River
                                       Army Depot is expected to be not
                                       more than one year.
 
    Unit No. 18
                                       Included:  All appropriated fund
                                       guard employees at Dugway Proving
                                       Ground.
                                       Excluded:  All management
                                       officials;
                                       supervisors, professional
                                       personnel and employees engaged
                                       in Federal personnel work in
                                       other than a purely clerical
                                       capacity.
 
    Unit No. 19
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       General Schedule professional
                                       employees of the Department of
                                       the Army Headquarters, Army
                                       Materiel Command, located in the
                                       Washington, D.C. Metropolitan
                                       area, including Personnel Support
                                       Agency and Services Support
                                       Agency.
                                       Excluded:  All non-professional
                                       employees, Wage Grade employees,
                                       management officials, employees
                                       engaged in Federal personnel work
                                       in other than a purely clerical
                                       capacity, and supervisors,
                                       confidential
                                       employees and guards as
                                       defined in Executive Order 11491,
                                       and all other tenant
                                       organizations.
 
    Unit No. 20
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       General Schedule non-professional
                                       employees of the Department of
                                       the Army Headquarters, Army
                                       Materiel Command, located in the
                                       Washington, D.C. Metropolitan
                                       area, including Personnel Support
                                       Agency and Services Support
                                       Agency.
                                       Excluded:  All professional
                                       employees, Wage Grade employees,
                                       management officials, employees
                                       engaged in Federal personnel work
                                       in other than a purely clerical
                                       capacity, and supervisors,
                                       confidential
                                       employees and guards as
                                       defined in Executive Order 11491
                                       and all other tenant
                                       organizations.
 
    Unit No. 21
                                       Included:  All professional
                                       General Schedule employees,
                                       including engineering and science
                                       interns of Picatinny Arsenal and
                                       tenant activities serviced by the
                                       Picatinny Arsenal Civilian
                                       Personnel
                                       Office, including the
                                       Office of the Project Manager for
                                       Selected Ammunition, the Office
                                       of the Project Manager for
                                       Munitions
                                       Production, Base Modernization
                                       and Expansion, the Office of
                                       the Project Manager for Safeguard
                                       Munitions, the U.S. Army Health
                                       Clinic, the U.S. Army
                                       Communications
                                       Command Detachment, the
                                       U.S. Army Materiel Command Surety
                                       Field Office, located at Dover,
                                       New Jersey, the U.S. Army
                                       Safeguard
                                       Systems Command, Eastern
                                       Area Contracts Field Office,
                                       Whippany, New Jersey and Picatinny
                                       Arsenal Engineering Field
                                       Office, White Sands, New Mexico.
                                       Excluded:  Nonprofessional
                                       General Schedule and Wage Grade
                                       employees of the Microdata
                                       Branch, employees whose primary
                                       function is the preparation of
                                       technical drawings, including
                                       illustrator, technicians (draft),
                                       engineering draftsmen (Mechanical)
                                       and engineering draftsmen,
                                       telephone operators, temporary
                                       employees, employees of the
                                       Defense Property Disposal
                                       Activity,
                                       employees engaged in Federal
                                       personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity,
                                       management
                                       officials and supervisors
                                       and guards as defined in the
                                       Order.
 
    Unit No. 22
                                       Included:  All Department of Army
                                       Civil Service Employees
                                       (Full-Time)
                                       of the Indiana Army Ammunition
                                       Plant,
                                       Charlestown, Indiana.
                                       Excluded:  Management Officials,
                                       Supervisors, Guards, (Security
                                       Employees), Employees engaged in
                                       Federal Personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity,
                                       professional and those with a
                                       temporary appointment limited to
                                       one year or less.
 
    Unit No. 23
                                       Included:  All professional and
                                       nonprofessional Classification
                                       Act and Wage Grade employees
                                       employed by the U.S. Army
                                       Development and Readiness Command
                                       Automated Logistics Management
                                       Systems Activity, and all U.S.
                                       Army Development and Readiness
                                       Command interns with duty station
                                       at the Automated Logistics
                                       Management Systems Activity, St.
                                       Louis, Missouri.
                                       Excluded:  All supervisors as
                                       defined in the Order, management
                                       officials, employees engaged in
                                       Federal personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity,
                                       guards and temporary excepted
                                       appointment personnel such as
                                       Summer Employment Youth (SEY),
                                       Youth Opportunity Back-to-School
                                       (YOB), Neighborhood Youth Corps
                                       (NYC).
 
    Unit No. 24
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       employees of the Army Plant
                                       Representative Office (AVRADCOM),
                                       Boeing - Vertol Company, Morton,
                                       Pennsylvania, including
                                       non-supervisory professional
                                       employees.
                                       Excluded:  Supervisors,
                                       management officials, and
                                       employees engaged in Federal
                                       personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity.
 
    Unit No. 25
                                       Included:  All GS and WG
                                       employees employed by the Kansas
                                       Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons,
                                       Kansas.
                                       Excluded:  All professional
                                       employees;  management officials;
                                       supervisors;  and employees
                                       described in 5 U.S.C. 7112(b)(2),
                                       (3), (4), (6) and (7).
 
    Unit No. 26
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory,
                                       Wage Grade employees of
                                       Letterkenny Army Depot except
                                       those serving under temporary or
                                       excepted temporary appointments.
                                       Excluded:  Management officials,
                                       supervisors, confidential
                                       employees and employees engaged
                                       in personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity.
 
    Unit No. 27
                                       Included:  All non-professional
                                       General Schedule employees of
                                       Letterkenny Army Depot,
                                       Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
                                       including all non-professional
                                       General Schedule employee of the
                                       U.S. Army Calibration and Repair
                                       Center, U.S. Army Test Measurement
                                       and Diagnostic Equipment Support
                                       Group employed at Letterkenny
                                       Army Depot.  /8/
                                       Excluded:  Employees engaged in
                                       Federal personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity,
                                       firefighters, guards, management
                                       officials and supervisors as
                                       defined by the Statute, and
                                       employees of all other tenant
                                       agencies at Letterkenny Army
                                       Depot.
 
    Unit No. 28
                                       Included:  All non-professional
                                       employees, both General Schedule
                                       and Wage Grade of the United
                                       States Army Depot System Command,
                                       Letterkenny Army Depot,
                                       Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
                                       Excluded:  All professional
                                       employees, management officials,
                                       employees engaged in Federal
                                       personnel work in other than a
                                       purely clerical capacity,
                                       supervisors and guards as defined
                                       in Executive Order 11491, as
                                       amended.
 
    Unit No. 29
                                       Included:  All non-supervisory
                                       personnel of the Security
                                       Division, U.S. Army Headquarters
                                       Installation Support Activity
                                       (AVSCOM), Granite City,
                                       Illinois.
                                       Excluded:  All management
                                       officials, professional
                                       employees, employees engaged in
                                       Federal personnel work in other
                                       than a purely clerical capacity
                                       and supervisors as defined in
                                       Executive Order 11491, as
                                       amended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 --------------- FOOTNOTES$ ---------------
 
 
    /1/ At the hearing before the Authority, two units were deleted from
 the petition and changes were made in the description of three units.
 The units presently represented by NFFE and sought to be consolidated by
 the petition are set forth in the attached Appendix.
 
 
    /2/ Sec. 7112.  Determination of appropriate units for labor
 organization representation.
 
    (a)(1) The Authority shall determine the appropriateness of any unit.
  The Authority shall determine in each case whether, in order to ensure
 employees the fullest freedom in exercising the rights guaranteed under
 this chapter, the appropriate unit should be established on any agency,
 plant, installation, functional, or other basis and shall determine any
 unit to be an appropriate unit only if the determination will ensure a
 clear and identifiable community of interest among the employees in the
 unit and will promote effective dealings with, and efficiency of the
 operations of, the agency involved.
 
 
    /3/ Section 7112(d) provides as follows:
 
    (d) Two or more units which are in an agency and for which a labor
 organization is the exclusive representative may, upon petition by the
 agency or labor organization, be consolidated with or without an
 election into a single larger unit if the Authority considers the larger
 unit to be appropriate.  The Authority shall certify the labor
 organization as the exclusive representative of the new larger unit.
 
 
    /4/ See Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas, 5 FLRA
 657(1981);  Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, 5 FLRA
 677(1981);  Air Force Logistics Command, United States Air Force,
 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 7 FLRA No. 210(1981);  Department
 of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, 8 FLRA No. 4 (1982);  U.S. Army Training
 and Doctrine Command, 11 Flra no. 28(1983);  U.S. Army Materiel
 Development and Readiness Command, 11 FLRA No. 36(1983).
 
 
    /5/ Inasmuch as all three criteria of section 7112(a)(1) of the
 Statute must be satisfied in order for the Authority to find that the
 proposed consolidated unit is appropriate, and a failure to satisfy any
 one of them must result in a finding that the unit sought is
 inappropriate, the Auth