24:0003(1)NG - NFFE Local 1655 and Adjutant General of Illinois -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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24:0003(1)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 24 FLRA No. 1
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL 
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1655
 Union
 
 and
 
 ADJUTANT GENERAL OF ILLINOIS
 Agency
 
                                     Case No. 0-NG-1198
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This case is before the Authority because of a negotiability appeal
 filed by the Union under section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and presents an issue
 concerning the negotiability of the following Union proposal:
 
       The Union has a right to all Union members(') home addresses.
       This will be furnished by the Employer to the Union twice (2) a
       year, once in January and once in July.
 
    For the reasons which follow, we conclude that the Union's proposal
 is within the duty to bargain.
 
                       II.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Agency, in its Statement of Position, contends that release of
 Union members' home addresses is prohibited under section (b)(6) of the
 Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552a (1982), and is, therefore, exempt
 from disclosure under section 7114(b)(4) of the Statute.  The Agency
 argues that the employees' privacy interest in their home addresses
 outweighs the necessity of providing that information for the Union's
 purposes.  Additi