17:0550(81)NG - AFGE Local 12 and Labor -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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17:0550(81)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 17 FLRA No. 81
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF 
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, 
 LOCAL 12, AFL-CIO
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-940
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    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 issues
 concerning the negotiability of the following two Union proposals.
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
          EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK
 
          (T)he Union . . . proposes a joint committee be formed to meet
       separate from the Mid Term Bargaining forum to discuss the Union's
       objections to the proposed Employee Handbook with the goal of
       accepting the new handbook if the Union's concerns are
       satisfactorily addressed.
 
                             Union Proposal 2
 
          UPWARD MOBILITY AND TRAINING
 
          Change point 6 on page 6 to read as follows:
 
          Panels will use individual oral interviews as part of the Merit
       Staffing evaluation process in order to make a final determination
       on the employees to be certified.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
    Based on the reco