14:0309(57)NG - Tidewater Virginia FEMTE and Navy, Naval Public Works Center, Norfolk, Virginia -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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14:0309(57)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 57
 
 TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES METAL TRADES COUNCIL
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY,
 NAVAL PUBLIC WORKS CENTER,
 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-880
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    This case is before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E1
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute on a petition
 for review of a negotiability issue filed by the Union.  For the reasons
 stated below, the Union's petition for review must be dismissed.
 
    The record before the Authority in this case indicates that during
 negotiations between the parties over the impact and implementation of
 the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-253), a dispute
 arose over a provision for military pension cost-of-living increases to
 be deducted from the civilian pay of affected employees.  The Activity
 informed the Union that it intended to deduct the required amount as a
 one-time, lump-sum payment.  The Union submitted a proposal essentially
 seeking an arrangement whereby the Activity would advance the amount of
 the lump-sum payment to the affected employees to be repaid over a three
 month period.  The Activity allege