14:0046(7)CU - VA Medical Center, Lyons, NJ and AFGE -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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14:0046(7)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 7
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER
 LYONS, NEW JERSEY
 Activity /1/
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 2-CU-36
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon an amended petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations
 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 American Federation of
 Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE) was certified as the exclusive
 bargaining representative for a nationwide consolidated unit of
 professional employees of the Veterans Administration.  Essentially, the
 amended petition seeks to clarify the status of 18 employees in the job
 classification of Head Nurse who AFGE contends should be included in the
 unit regardless of their supervisory duties since they allegedly do not
 devote a preponderance of their employment time to such duties.  /2/
 
    The Authority finds that the employees in the job classification of
 Hea