18:0530(70)NG - AFGE, National Council of Grain Inspection Locals and Agriculture, Federal Grain Inspection Service -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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18:0530(70)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 70
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF 
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, 
 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF GRAIN 
 INSPECTION LOCALS 
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, 
 FEDERAL GRAIN INSPECTION SERVICE 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-894
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    The petition for review /1/ 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
 regarding the negotiability of the following Union proposal:
 
          All full-time employees in the unit will be assigned to a basic
       workweek of five consecutive days;  employees will be advised not
       less than two weeks in advance of the shift to which they will be
       assigned for the basic workweek.  Variations in the scheduled
       daily duty hours during the basic workweek will be appropriate for
       negotiations at the field office level.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 The disputed proposal in the instant case is to the same effect as
 Provision 1 in American Federation o