21:0975(114)NG - Antilles Consolidated Education Association and U.S. Navy Dept., Puerto Rico -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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21:0975(114)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 21 FLRA No. 114
 
 ANTILLES CONSOLIDATED 
 EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
 Union
 
 and
 
 U.S. NAVY DEPARTMENT, 
 PUERTO RICO
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-992
 
                 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 one Union proposal.
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          The union (A.C.E.A.) will be allowed three negotiators on
       official time.
 
                     II.  Positions of the Agency /1/
 
    Although not stated, it is apparent that the Agency determined to be
 represented at negotiation by less than three negotiators.  Thus, the
 Agency argues that, under section 7131(a) of the Statute, the Union is
 limited to the same number of negotiators on official time as the number
 of negotiators representing management.  The Agency also claims that the
 Union previously agreed to be represented at such negotiations by two
 negotiators.  Finally, the Agency contends that the number of
 negotiators representing management i