17:0427(68)NG - NFFE Local 1 and EPA and EPA Region 9 -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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17:0427(68)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 17 FLRA No. 68
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF 
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1 
 Union 
 
 and
 
 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 
 AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 
 AGENCY REGION 9 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-901
 
                 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.  /1/ Upon
 careful consideration of the entire record, including the parties'
 contentions, the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          When the supervisor determines that a work assignment is of
       such importance that the employee's leave which was properly and
       timely scheduled in writing, must be cancelled, and the
       cancellation will result in the leave being forfeited because it
       cannot be rescheduled prior to the end of the leave year, the
       supervisor must then obtain approval of the exigency of the work
       from the Regional Administrative prior to the cancellation of the
       employee's leave.  (Only the underscored portion is in dispute.)
 
    This proposal, by requiring the Regional Administrator to make