21:0761(95)NG - NTEU and IRS -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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21:0761(95)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 21 FLRA No. 95
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES 
 UNION
 Union
 
 and
 
 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1111
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    The petition for review in this case comes 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).
 It raises issues concerning the negotiability of the following two
 proposals.
 
                              II.  Proposals
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
          Article X Mid-Term Agreements, Section 3-A5 - Those receiving
       official time pursuant to (d) above will receive reasonable travel
       and per diem expenses to attend those negotiations.
 
                             Union Proposal 2
 
          Article 6 Stewards, Section 2H - When a grievant, appellant or
       employee is authorized official time and expenses to travel to any
       of the above, one union representative will also receive time and
       expenses to travel as long as he/she is the designated
       representative in the matter.
 
          (Only the underlined portion of the proposal is in dispute.)
 
                      III.  Positions of the Parties
 
    As explained by the Union, the proposals are not intende