22:0727(82)NG - National Weather Ssevice Employees Organization and Commerce, National Weather Service -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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22:0727(82)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 22 FLRA No. 82
 
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
 EMPLOYEES ORGANIZATION
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1242
 
                 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 Union proposal:
 
                  Section 9.  UNION/MANAGEMENT GRIEVANCES
 
          b.  Union grievances shall be initiated in writing by the
       President, NWSEO, and presented to the Assistant Administrator for
       NWS within thirty (30) calendar days of the action or condition
       giving rise to the grievance.  Decisions by management shall be
       rendered in writing no later than thirty (30) calendar days
       following receipt of the grievance.  Should the issue remain
       unresolved, arbitration may be invoked by the union under the
       provisions of Article 10.
 
                       II.  Positions of the Parties
 
    Based upon statements made during negotiations, /1/ the Agency argues
 that