15:0541(112)NG - AFSCME Local 2910 and Library of Congress -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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15:0541(112)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 112
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE,
 COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES,
 LOCAL 2910, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-612
 
                 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 the
 question of the negotiability of the following Union proposal:
 
          When an employee is reassigned or transferred the employee will
       be given an appropriate training period of not less than ninety
       (90) days to acquire the skills and proficiency necessary to
       satisfactorily perform the duties and responsibilities of the new
       position.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
    According to the Union's statement of intent, under the proposal
 "employees who are reassigned or transferred into different positions
 are to be given 90 days to familiarize themselves with the duties and
 responsibilities of the new position before being required to meet the
 performance requirements of the position." Therefore, the proposal,
 based upon the Union's stated intent, would