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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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.