17:1052(141)NG - NFFE Local 29 and Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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17:1052(141)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 17 FLRA No. 141
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 29 
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 KANSAS CITY DISTRICT 
 CORPS OF ENGINEERS, 
 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-841
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority
 pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(D) and (E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and raises issues
 regarding the negotiability of the following Union proposal:  /1/
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          1.  GENERAL:  The use of Government quarters during temporary
       (TDY) assignments to military posts, camps, stations or depots
       owned and operated by the United States (installation) may be
       required under certain conditions.  Use of Government quarters by
       Unit employees is not mandatory. However, non-utilization of
       'available,' 'adequate' Government quarters can result in
       forfeiture of the quarters portion (50%) of the per diem
       allowance.
 
          2.  DEFINITION of 'ADEQUATE' GOVERNMENT QUARTERS:  Adequate
       Government quarters shall:
 
          (a) be of size outlined in Joint Travel regulations;
 
          (b) have a private entrance and bath, and provide for double or
       single occupancy at employee's option;
 
          (c) have daily maid service, including fresh linens daily and
       water cups;
 
          (d) have adequate eating facilities (available to general
       public) within walking distance for all meals, seven days a week,
       open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at a minimum;
 
          (e) have adequate laundry and dry cleaning service within
       walking distance;
 
          (f) be properly air conditioned, heated, and ventilated;
 
          (g) be properly working television in room;
 
          (h) have alarm clock available or alternative wake-up service;
 
          (i) have commercial transportation (bus/taxi) available for use
       after non-duty hours;
 
          (j) be clean and neat with attractive decor.
 
          3.  DEFINITION OF 'AVAILABLE' GOVERNMENT QUARTERS:  Available
       Government quarters shall:
 
          (a) fulfill the 'adequacy' definition;
 
          (b) be open for occupancy upon arrival of employee at the TDY
       station;
 
          (c) have been booked by the Employer, at request of employee,
       at least a week prior to the employee's arrival.
 
          4.  UTILIZATION OF GOVERNMENT QUARTERS DETERMINATION:
 
 The Employer (order issuing official) will, prior to employee b