22:0567(60)NG - AFGE Local 1603 and Naval Hospital, Patuxent River, MD -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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22:0567(60)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 22 FLRA No. 60
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1603
 Union
 
 and
 
 U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL, 
 PATUXENT RIVER, MARYLAND
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1217
 
                 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 the following provision of an agreement disapproved by
 the Agency head under section 7114(c) of the Statute.
 
                           Article IX, Section 5
 
          An employee who believes that he/she has been adversely
       affected by application of a performance standard may raise the
       issue of whether the performance standard, as applied to the
       employee, is fair and reasonable in any grievance proceeding or
       arbitration on the matter.  In interpreting whether a performance
       standard is fair and reasonable, an arbitrator shall bear in mind
       that 5 USC 4302 states that the Employer must establish
       performance standards which will, to the maximum extent feasible,
       permit the accurate evaluation of Job Performance on the basis of