16:0248(34)CU - Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command, Automated Logistics Management Systems Activity, St. Louis, MO and NFFE Local 1763 -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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16:0248(34)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 34
 
 U.S. ARMY MATERIEL DEVELOPMENT AND
 READINESS COMMAND, AUTOMATED LOGISTICS
 MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ACTIVITY
 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
 Activity
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1763
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 7-CU-30014
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority
 under section 7111(b)(2) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing
 officer of the Authority.  The hearing officer's rulings made at the
 hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority finds:  The National Federation of
 Federal Employees, Local 1763 (NFFE) was certified as the exclusive
 representative for a unit of all professional and nonprofessional
 classification act and wage grade employees employed by the U.S. Army
 Materiel Development and Readiness Command, Automated Logistics
 Management Systems Activity (ALMSA), and all U.S. Army Materiel
 Development and Readiness Command Interns with duty station at ALMSA.
 Essentially, the petition seeks to clarify the bargaining unit status of
 approximately 45 incumbents in 16 job classifications based on the
 Activity's allegations that they are supervisors /1/ and must be
 excluded from the unit.  Of these, the record establishes that the
 incumbents in the job classifications listed below assign and direct
 work:
 
          Computer Systems Programmer, GM-0334-13, JN 2257
 
          Computer Equipment Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2289
 
          Computer Equipment Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2290
 
          Computer Systems Programmer, GM-0334-13, JN 2315
 
          Computer Systems Programmer, GM-0334-13, JN 2359
 
          Management Analyst, GS-0343-12, JN 1826
 
          Budget Analyst, GS-0560-12, JN 2175
 
          Management Analyst, GS-0343-12, JN 2367
 
          Computer Programmer Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2221
 
          Supply Systems Analyst, GM-2003-13, JN 2225
 
          General Engineer, GM-0801-13, JN 2208
 
          Supply Systems Analyst, GM-2003-13, JN 2228
 
          Logistics Management Specialist, GM-0346-13, JN 2288
 
          Systems Accountant, GM-0510-13, JN 2258
 
          Computer Programmer Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2283
 
          Procurement and Production Analyst, GM-1101-13, JN 2311
 
 Additionally the incumbent in the job classification Budget Analyst,
 GS-0560-12, JN 2175 assigns and directs work and has effectively
 recommended subordinates for awards.  Further, the Authority finds that
 the above duties are not merely routine or clerical in nature but
 require the consistent exercise of independent judgment.  Accordingly,
 these incumbents are supervisors within the meaning of section
 7103(a)(10) of the Statute, and the Authority shall order that they be
 excluded from the unit.
 
                                   ORDER
 
    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the unit sought to be clarified herein be,
 and it hereby is, clarified by excluding from said unit the incumbents
 in the following job classifications:
 
          Computer Systems Programmer, GM-0334-13, JN 2257
 
          Computer Equipment Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2289
 
          Computer Equipment Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2290
 
          Computer Systems Programmer, GM-0334-13, JN 2315
 
          Computer Systems Programmer, GM-0334-13, JN 2359
 
          Management Analyst, GS-0343-12, JN 1826
 
          Budget Analyst, GS-0560-12, JN 2175
 
          Management Analyst, GS-0343-12, JN 2367
 
          Computer Programmer Analyst, GM-0334-13, JN 2221
 
          Supply Systems Analyst, GM-2003-13, JN 2225
 
          General Engineer, GM-0801-13, JN 2208
 
          Supp