20:0186(24)NG - NAGE, Locals R4-1, R4-97 and R4-103 and Navy, Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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The decision of the Authority follows:


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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT 
EMPLOYEES, LOCALS R4-1, R4-97 and
R4-103 
Union 

and 

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY 
NAVAL WEAPONS STATION
YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA 
Agency

                                      Case No. 0-NG-1114

                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:

         Employees of the bargaining unit may elect to receive their pay
      by one of the following methods:

         1.  Electronic Funds Transfer

         2.  Mailed to a non work address, or

         3.  Hand delivery at the work site.

   Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
parties' contentions, /1/ the Authority makes the following
determinations.  The Union's proposal would require the Agency to
continue its current practice of providing bargaining unit employees
with the option of having their paychecks hand-delivered to their work
site.

   In this regard, the instant proposal is to the same effect as the
proposal found nonnegotiable in Federal Employees Metal Trades Coun