16:0625(90)NG - National EPA Council, AFGE and EPA -- 1984 FLRAdec NG
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The decision of the Authority follows:
16 FLRA No. 90 NATIONAL EPA COUNCIL, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO Union and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Agency Case No. O-NG-738 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES This petition for review comes before the Federal Labor Relations Authority (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 two Union proposals: It is agreed that no official transcript will be made of the proceedings of negotiations; however, each party will be permitted one additional person to take notes. Such individual will be in a duty status. Both the union and management may have up to three resources/observer persons in the room during negotiations at any given time. All such resource/observer persons will be in duty status. (Only the underlined portions of the proposals are in dispute.) Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determinations. According to the record, the Agency has decided to have only one person represent it in negotiations.