16:0791(108)NG - NFFE Local 1827 and Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center, St. Louis Air Force Station, MO -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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16:0791(108)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 108
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL
 1827
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY,
 AEROSPACE CENTER, ST. LOUIS
 AIR FORCE STATION, MISSOURI
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-747
 
                 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 an issue
 relating to the negotiability of the following Union proposal:
 
          I understand, as an employee of the Defense Mapping Agency
       Aerospace Center, that I am obligated to comply with the
       provisions of the Espionage Act, Title 18, USC, as amended.  This
       is to certify that I have read the Act and understand the
       requirements imposed upon me by its provisions;  add signature and
       the date.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 
    The dispute herein arose as a result of negotiations involving the
 Agency's requirement that its employees sign a Secrecy Agreement in
 accordance with the Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. 793 and