19:0552(75)NG - NAGE Local R5-168 and Army HQ 5th Infantry Division and Fort Polk, LA -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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19:0552(75)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 75
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 LOCAL R5-168
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,
 HEADQUARTERS 5th INFANTRY
 DIVISION AND FORT POLK, LOUISIANA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-1010
 
                 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:
 
          Pursuant to Army regulations civilian employees may use Morale
       Support Activities Facilities on a space available basis.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following determination.
 The Union's proposal concerns civilian employee use of the Agency's
 recreational facilities as provided for by Army regulations.  /1/
 
    In this regard, the duty to bargain under the Statute extends only to
 "conditions of employment," i.e., personnel policies, practices, and
 matters affecting working conditions.  /2/ In construing that statutory
 phrase, the Authority has found proposals which concern matters d