14:0107(22)CA - DOD Dependents Schools and NEA/Overseas Education Association, Pacific Area Director -- 1984 FLRAdec CA



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14:0107(22)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


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 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/OVERSEAS
 EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, PACIFIC AREA DIRECTOR
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 38-CA-20113
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    This matter is before the Authority pursuant to the Regional
 Director's "Order Transferring Case to the Authority" in accordance with
 section 2429.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon consideration of the entire record in this case, including the
 stipulation of facts and the parties' contentions, the Authority finds:
 
    The complaint herein alleges that the Respondent failed and refused
 to comply with section 7131(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute (the Statute) by denying the Union's request for
 travel and per diem expenses for Union negotiator William Schussel for
 negotiations conducted on August 24 and September 2, 3, 4 and 9, 1981,
 and the mediation session conducted on September 28, 1981, in violation
 of section 7116(a)(1) and (8) of the Statute.
 
    The threshold issue presented in this case is the same as the
 threshold issue presented in Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms v.
 FLRA, 104 S.Ct. 439(1983) w