18:0091(17)NG - AFGE Local 32 and OPM -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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18:0091(17)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 17
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 32
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-961
 
                 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 one Union proposal.  Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determination.
 
          Employees will be allowed some flexibility in establishing the
       new work control system and desk organization as long as it is
       O.K.'d by their supervisor.  Any such approval of alternate plans
       will be noted and signed on the employee's copy of the training
       memo.
 
    While not explained by the parties, the terms "work control system"
 and "desk organization" referred to in the proposal appear to concern
 the manner in which employees perform their assigned duties.  Thus, this
 proposal provides that proposed changes in the manner in which employees
 perform their assigned duties would be subject to approval by a
 designated individual, specifically, the employee's supervisor.  In this
 regard, this proposal is to the