18:0508(68)NG - AFGE Local 1409 and Army Adjutant General, Publications Center, Baltimore, MD -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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18:0508(68)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 68
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1409
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 U.S. ARMY ADJUTANT GENERAL 
 PUBLICATIONS CENTER, BALTIMORE,
 MARYLAND 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-843
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Federal Labor
 Relations Authority (the Authority) pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and
 presents an issue concerning the negotiability of the following Union
 proposal:
 
          The present method of distribution of pay to bargaining unit
       employees shall remain in full force and effect, as heretofore,
       until the expiration of the agreement.
 
 Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the parties'
 contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 
    The record indicates that employees at the Baltimore Publications
 Center formerly had their paychecks personally distributed to them at
 their workplace.  The Commander of the Baltimore Publications Center
 subsequently announced that a Mail-Only pay policy would be instituted
 whereby these employees would in the future only