16:0805(110)NG - AFGE Local 2047 and Defense Logistics Agency, Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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16:0805(110)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 110
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2047, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY, DEFENSE
 GENERAL SUPPLY CENTER,
 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-743
 
                 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 raises an issue
 concerning the negotiability of the following Union proposal.
 
    Section 5 A 11
 
          Provide the Council Local with a copy of the Promotion Referral
       List and the subsequent supplement list thereto at the same time
       that the referral list is submitted to the directorate/office
       having the vacancy.  The names of the employees selected for
       promotion, including supervisory and management positions, shall
       be provided to the Council Local Office prior to the announcement
       of the promotion.  The Council Local shall recognize the
       confidentiality of the promotion eligibles certified for selection
       and person(s) selected for promotion. (The underlined portion of
       the proposal is in dispute.)
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 The instant proposal seeks to have furnished to the Union, prior to
 public announcement, the names of successful candidates for supervisory
 and managerial vacancies.  While the Union asserts, generally, that
 "(s)upplying such information to the union helps to insure stability and
 effectiveness of labor-management relations," it does not demonstrate
 how receipt of the information prior to the public announcement would,
 in fact, insure those objectives.  In this regard, it is well
 established that the duty to bargain under the Statute extends only to
 those conditions of employment, i.e., personnel policies, practices, and
 matters affecting working conditions, which affect bargaining unit
 employees.  See e.g., National Federation of Federal Employees, Council
 of Consolidated Social Security Administration Locals and Social
 Security Administration, 13 FLRA No. 73 (1983).  Proposals which concern
 management and supervisory positions are generally not negotiable except
 at the election of management.  /1/ International Association of Fire
 Fighters, Local F-61 and Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 3 FLRA 438 (1980).
  As noted, the Union has not shown, and it is not otherwise ap