19:0491(63)NG - NAGE Local R7-23 and Air Force HQ 375th ABG (MAC), Scott AFB, IL -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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19:0491(63)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 63
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R7-23
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 HEADQUARTERS 375th AIR BASE GROUP (MAC),
 SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-1033
 
                 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:
 
          All bargaining unit positions in all areas serviced by the CCPO
       shall be in the same competitive area for reduction-in-force
       purposes.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, /1/ including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 The instant proposal seeks to define a competitive area within the
 Agency for purposes of reduction-in-force (RIF).  Based on the record it
 appears that the Consolidated Civilian Personnel Office (CCPO) referred
 to in the proposal services areas which are composed of both bargaining
 unit employees and nonbargaining unit employees, as well as appropriated
 fund and non-appropriated fund employees.
 
    The Union claims that its proposal is not intended to include
 nonbargaining unit employees or employees represented by another
 bargaining agent in the proposed competitive area.  Instead, the