21:0380(48)NG - NAGE, Local R14-87 and Army, Kansas Army NG, Topeka, Kans. -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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21:0380(48)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 21 FLRA No. 48
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
  GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, 
 LOCAL R14-87
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 
 KANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, 
 TOPEKA, KANSAS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-874
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This case is 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 the following Union Proposal.
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          Affected individuals will be returned non-competitively to the
       specific location and position from which they were RIF'ed when
       the position is vacated and being filled.
 
    The proposal was submitted with regard to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF)
 whereby employees were involuntarily reassigned to positions of equal
 grade at different duty stations.
 
                       II.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Union argues that the proposal constitutes an "appropriate
 arrangement" within the meaning of section 7106(b)(3) of the Statute for
 employees adversely affected by the exercise of management's rights.  It
 refers to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
 Columbia