22:0692(75)NG - NFFE Local 29 and Army, Corps of Engineers, Kansas City Dist. kansas City, MO -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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22:0692(75)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 22 FLRA No. 75
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 29
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 
 U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS 
 KANSAS CITY DISTRICT 
 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-689 
                                                   16 FLRA 75
 
                       DECISION AND ORDER ON REMAND
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This case is before the Authority pursuant to a remand from the
 United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
 The question involved is whether "competitive areas" within an agency
 for reduction-in-force (RIF) purposes are within the duty to bargain
 under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the
 Statute).
 
                              II.  Background
 
    In a previous decision in this case, National Federation of Federal
 Employees, Local 29 and Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of
 Engineers, Kansas City District, Kansas City, Missouri, 16 FLRA 75
 (1984), the Authority held, as relevant here, that the following Union
 proposal defining the competitive area to be used for a RIF was outside
 the duty to bargain:
 
                             Union Proposal 2
 
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