16:0364(58)NG - NFFE Council of Consolidated VA Locals and VA, Washington Office -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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16:0364(58)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 58
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
 EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL OF CONSOLIDATED
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION LOCALS
 Union
 
 and
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,
 WASHINGTON OFFICE
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-773
 
                 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 presents issues
 concerning the negotiability of the following Union proposal.
 
                                 ARTICLE 7
 
                            GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
 
          Section 1-- COMMON GOALS
 
          The Employer and the Union recognize the importance of settling
       disagreements and disputes promptly, fairly, and in an orderly
       manner that will maintain the self respect of the employee and be
       consistent with the principles of good management.  To accomplish
       this, every effort will be made to settle grievances expeditiously
       and at the lowest level of supervision.
 
          Section 2-- SCOPE
 
          Grievance means any complaint-- by any employee concerning any
       matter relating to the employment of the employee;  by the union
       concerning any matter relating to