16:0047(14)NG - AFGE Social Security Local 3231 and HHS, SSA -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 14
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, SOCIAL SECURITY LOCAL 3231,
 AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
 HUMAN SERVICES, SOCIAL SECURITY
 ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-619
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    This petition for review comes before the Federal Labor Relations
 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 two Union proposals.  Upon careful consideration
 of the entire record, including the contentions of the parties, the
 Authority makes the following determinations.
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
    A. The employer agrees to provide to each office in Area IV:
 
          1.  Adequate space for all employees assigned to a specific
       lunch period to store their lunches, prepare them, eat them and
       clean up afterwards.  This includes space for the items listed in
       Section 2.
 
    The proposal requires adequate space for facilities and activities
 relating to an employee's lunch period.  The only ground alleged by the
 Agency for its claim that Union Proposal 1 is nonnegotiable is that
 negotiation is barred by an Agency Regulation which allocates the space
 for lunch