20:0543(66)NG - NFFE Local 29 and Kansas City District Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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20:0543(66)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 66
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 29 
 Union 
 
 and 
 
 KANSAS CITY DISTRICT 
 CORPS OF ENGINEERS, 
 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 
 Agency 
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1059
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    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 the following Union proposal.
 
          Section 4.  Travel Entitlements.
 
          (a).  Employees may draw travel advances, including per diem,
       up to 100% of anticipated cost for any travel in excess of 10
       hours.  If an advance cannot be granted in such cases, the
       employee will not be compelled to perform the travel.  Employees
       shall be in a per diem status portal-to-portal, unless they elect
       to go into a previously approved leave status during the tour of
       duty.  Miscellaneous expenditures not enumerated in the Federal
       Travel Regulations (FTR) or Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), when
       necessarily incurred by the traveler in the performance of the
       job/work related business, shall be