15:0043(8)NG - National Weather Service Employees Organization and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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15:0043(8)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 8
 
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEES
 ORGANIZATION
 Union
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC
 ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-564
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER NO 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 presents an issue
 relating to the negotiability of the following Union proposal.
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          Union negotiators will be authorized official time for
       prenegotiation meetings and official time for meetings held on
       Mondays and/or Fridays during the negotiation process. The period
       of time of actual negotiations will be official duty time.  This
       includes unit and non-unit members.  (The underlined sentence is
       in dispute.)
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 The record reveals that the Union introduced the disputed proposal as a
 ground rule prior to the negotiation of a new collective bargaining
 a