21:0117(22)NG - AFGE, Local 2677 and HHS, Office of Community Services -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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21:0117(22)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 21 FLRA No. 22
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2677
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
 SERVICES, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-920
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This case is before the Authority because of a negotiability appeal
 filed under section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and concerns the
 negotiability of a single Union proposal.
 
    II.  Union Proposal
 
       Employees holding retained grade rights will be selected for any
       vacancy which is to be filled during the period of eligibility for
       retained grade if the vacancy is to be filled at or below the
       retained grade level and the qualification requirements are
       otherwise met.
 
    A. Positions of the Parties
 
    According to the Union, the proposal would apply to employees who are
 affected by reduction-in-force actions involving release from
 competitive levels but who are in a retained-grade status, and would
 require the Agency to select such employees for vacancies which the
 Agency has decided to fill during the period of retained-grade
 eligibility and for which the em