16:0273(39)CU - EPA, Region IX, San Francisco, CA and NFFE Local 1 -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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16:0273(39)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 39
 
 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL
 PROTECTION AGENCY, REGION IX
 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1, INDEPENDENT
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 9-CU-30012
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the 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 1, Independent (NFFE) was certified as the
 exclusive representative for a unit of all nonprofessional employees of
 Region IX, United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Essentially,
 the petition seeks to clarify the bargaining unit status of Ladora
 Duncan, Secretary, GS-318-06;  John Noah, Clerk-Typist, GS-322-04;
 Lourdes Paredes, Secretary, GS-318-06;  Valarie Williams, Personnel
 Clerk, GS-203-05;  and Roberta Romine, Management Assistant, GS-344-05,
 whom the Activity contends should be excluded fro