17:0239(36)CU - SSA and AFGE -- 1985 FLRAdec RP



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17:0239(36)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 17 FLRA No. 36
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 Labor Organization
 
                                            Case No. 3-CU-30025
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations 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 American Federation of
 Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE) was certified as the exclusive
 representative for a nationwide consolidated unit of nonprofessional
 employees of the Social Security Administration.  Essentially, the
 Activity's petition seeks to exclude from the bargaining unit
 approximately 26 Program Analysts, GS-345-13 and below, located in the
 Office of Field Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Social
 Security Administration, on the grounds that they are confidential
 employees, management officials or employees engaged in Federal
 personnel work in other than a purely clerical capacity.  /1/
 
    The Program Analysts (PA) are assigned to the Office of F