22:0385(37)NG - AFGE Local 2298 and Navy, Navy Exchange, Charleston, SC -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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22:0385(37)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 22 FLRA No. 37
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2298
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
 NAVY EXCHANGE
 CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1214
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
                         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.
 
                            II.  Union Proposal
 
                 Article 19 -- Promotions and Assignments
 
          Section 5:  Normally rating and ranking panels will not be used
       for unit positions, however, if they are used, the selecting
       official will not be a member of the panel and the Union will be
       provided the opportunity to have an observer present to review the
       deliberations of the panel.
 
                       A.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Agency contends the proposal violates its right, to direct
 employees, to assign work, and to select employees for promotion under
 section 7106(a)(2)(A), (B) and (C) of the Statute, respectively.
 
    The Union argues that the