17:0429(69)NG - AFGE Local 1622 and The Directorate Facilities and Engineering Department of the Army, Fort George G. Meade, MD -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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17:0429(69)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 17 FLRA No. 69
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1622
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 THE DIRECTORATE FACILITIES AND 
 ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 
 FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-853
 
                 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 concerns the
 negotiability of one Union proposal.  Upon careful consideration of the
 entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority makes
 the following determinations.
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          In the Cost Comparison Analysis of the Commercial Cost Study of
       any bargaining unit activity, the "fringe benefit" factors must be
       demonstrated to be fair and reasonable and will be derived from
       the Employer's actual local fringe benefit factors existing at the
       time of the cost study.
 
    This proposal conflicts with the Agency's right to "make
 determinations with respect to contracting out" pursuant t