15:0454(94)NG - ACT and Wisconsin Army NG, Madison, WI -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



[ v15 p454 ]
15:0454(94)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 94
 
 ASSOCIATION OF CIVILIAN 
 TECHNICIANS
 Union
 
 and
 
 WISCONSIN ARMY NATIONAL 
 GUARD, MADISON, WISCONSIN
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-813
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority
 pursuant to section 7106(a)(2)(D) and (e) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and presents an issue
 concerning the negotiability of one multi-part Union proposal which is
 set forth in an Appendix to this decision.  Upon careful consideration
 of the entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority
 makes the following determination.
 
    The Union's proposal in this case, which concerns the attire National
 Guard technicians will wear when performing technician duties, raises
 the regulations, that civilian technicians wear military uniforms when
 performing technician duties constitutes a "methods, and means of
 performing work" within the meaning of section 7106(b)(1) of the
 Statute.  This issue is the same as that which was presented in the
 Authority's decision and order upon remand in Division of Military and
 Naval Affairs, state of New York, 15 FLRA No. 65 (1984).  In that
 decision the Authority concluded that because the determination by the
 Na