21:0711(89)NG - AFGE, Local 3106 and Dept. of Agriculture -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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21:0711(89)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 21 FLRA No. 89
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF 
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, 
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3106
 Union
 
 and
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 Agency
 
                                            Case. No. 0-NG-916
 
                 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 raises issues
 concerning the negotiability of a single Union proposal.  /1/
 
                            II.  Union Proposal
 
          Employees covered by the agreement and required by management,
       as a condition of employment, to furnish horse and necessary
       equipment to be used on the job will be entitled to an allowance
       of:  $115.00 per day period the first year of the agreement,
       $120.00 per pay period the second year of the agreement, $125.00
       per pay period the third year of the agreement, for its use.
 
          The effective date for payment of this allowance shall be the
       first full pay period following the beginning of FY 83.
 
                       A.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Agency contends that the proposal violates its right to determine
 its budget under secti