20:0495(55)NG - AFGE Local 3748 and Agricultural Research Service, North States Area; AFGE Local 3365 and Agriculture, Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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20:0495(55)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 55
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3748, AFL-CIO
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE, 
 NORTHERN STATES AREA 
 Agency
 
                                                  Case No. 0-NG-1133 
 
 and 
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3365 
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOREST 
 SERVICE, BLACK HILLS NATIONAL 
 FOREST 
 Agency
 
                                                  Case No. 0-NG-1135
 
          CONSOLIDATED DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    The petition for review in each of these cases 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 one
 provision of a local agreement disapproved by the Agency head pursuant
 to section 7114(c) of the Statute.  /1/ Upon careful consideration of
 the entire record, including the parties' contentions, the Authority
 makes the following determination.
 
                      Provision in Case No. 0-NG-1133
 
          Article 16, Section 2.  Supervisor will encourage employee
       participation in the establishment of performance standards.
       Performance Standards will be fair, objective, job-related, and
       measurable.