14:0161(31)NG - NFFE Local 1300 and GSA -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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14:0161(31)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 31
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1300
 Union
 
 and
 
 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-896
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    This case is before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute on a petition
 for review of a negotiability issue filed by the Union.
 
    From the submissions of the parties, the record before the Authority
 in this case indicates that during the course of negotiations, the Union
 submitted a proposal concerning travel advances.  Apparently, the Agency
 orally declared the Union's proposal to be nonnegotiable, but did not
 respond to the Union's written request for an allegation of
 nonnegotiability.  The Union filed the instant petition for review with
 the Authority pursuant to section 2424.3 of the Authority's Rules and
 Regulations, as to whether the disputed proposal was within the duty to
 bargain.  Subsequently in a letter to the Authority dated September 30,
 1984, the Agency withdrew the allegation of nonnegotiability.
 
    Since the Agency has withdrawn the allegation of nonnegotiability
 concerning the Union's proposal, there is no longer an issue as to
 whether the proposal in this case is within the parties' duty to bargain
 under