18:0405(54)NG - NTEU Chapter 21 and Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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18:0405(54)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 54
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION, 
 CHAPTER 21 
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, 
 BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-558
 
                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 presents issues
 concerning the negotiability of two Union proposals.  Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
          No searches of personal clothing or of the body of employees
       shall be conducted unless such searches are authorized by warrant
       and/or incident to an arrest.
 
    The record in this case indicates that the Bureau of Engraving and
 Printing produces currency paper, postage stamps, Treasury bills and
 bonds and other secure items.  A high level of security in the workplace
 is needed to ensure that these items and the tools used to produce them
 are not removed from the premises.  Since many of these items are small
 and could be concealed in clothing, the Agency had determined that an