20:0498(56)NG - AFGE Local 1909 and DOD, Army, Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, SC -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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20:0498(56)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 56
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF 
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, 
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1909
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 
 U.S. ARMY TRAINING CENTER AND 
 FORT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA 
 Agency 
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1168
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority
 pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and raises issues
 concerning the negotiability of two provisions of a negotiated agreement
 which were disapproved by the Agency head pursuant to section 7114(c) of
 the Statute.  Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including
 the parties' contentions, the Authority makes the following
 determinations.
 
                             Union Provision 1
 
          ARTICLE 10, Section 5.
 
          All tours of duty shall be established or changed at least two
       weeks in advance, shall continue for a period of at least two pay
       periods, and shall be announced in writing.  The commander or his
       designee may make exceptions to this requirement when unusual
       circumstances preclude compliance.