15:0576(125)NG - NMUA and Commerce, NOAA, National Ocean Survey, Rockville, MD -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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15:0576(125)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 125
 
 NATIONAL MARITIME UNION
 OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND
 ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION,
 NATIONAL OCEAN SURVEY,
 ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-684
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    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 concerns the
 negotiability of two Union proposals.  Upon careful consideration of the
 entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority makes
 the following determinations.
 
                             Union Proposal I
 
          Logging-- i.e., the deduction of wages as a fine for
       misconduct-- shall no longer be used as a method of penalizing
       unit employees.
 
    The proposal would prohibit the imposition of a specific penalty for
 employee misconduct.  In National Treasury Employees Union and NTEU
 Chapter 70 and Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service,
 Atlanta Service Center, Georgia, 8 FLRA 37 (1982), the Authority found
 that a proposal which sought only to discuss penalties prior to their
 imposition entailed a procedure w