14:0278(51)NG - AFGE Local 32 and OPM -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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14:0278(51)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 51
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 32
 Union
 
 and
 
 OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-908
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority
 pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and raises an issue
 relating to the negotiability of the following union proposal.
 
          Any grievance filed by the agency must be signed by the
       Director of OPM.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 The disputed proposal, by requiring that all grievances filed by the
 Agency must be signed by the Agency's director, prescribes a specific
 duty which the director would perform under certain circumstances.  In
 this regard, the proposal is to the same effect as the Union's Proposal
 in National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 78 and Veterans
 Administration Regional Office, Indianapolis, Indiana, 9 FLRA 819
 (1982), which prescribed specific duties which particular nonbargaining
 personnel in the agency would perform.  The Authority therein, found the
 proposal outside the duty to bargain since it would direct