20:0829(103)NG - NFFE Local 1655 and Adjutant General of Illinois -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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20:0829(103)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 20 FLRA No. 103
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1655
 Union
 
 and
 
 ADJUTANT GENERAL OF ILLINOIS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1143
 
                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 presents issues
 concerning the negotiability of the following disputed portions of a
 Union proposal:
 
                     Technician Military Compatibility
 
    1. The concept of the National Guard technician program is that all
 technicians who are required to be a member of the National Guard will
 be assigned a military skill that is compatible with their full-time
 technician job and in the same unit by which employed or a unit that is
 supported by the activity.
 
    2. Unless otherwise excepted, all technicians must continue to
 maintain proper military membership for the position occupied.
 
    3. Situations of military grade inversion are not permitted.
 Military supervisors may not be militarily junior to their full-time
 technician.
 
    4. The adjutant general shall approve exceptions in the following
 instances:
 
          A. The military appointment requirements or compatibility
       criter