24:0475(51)NG - AFGE Local 997 and Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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24:0475(51)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 24 FLRA No. 51
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 997
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, 
 MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-777
 
                 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)(D) and (E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and presents issues as
 to the negotiability of a single Union proposal.  We find that the
 proposal is negotiable.  /1/
 
                            II.  Union Proposal
 
       The employer will absorb seventy-five (75) percent of the cost of
       the Health Insurance, Life and AD&D.
 
                      III.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Agency contends that the proposal is outside the duty to bargain
 because it does not concern conditions of employment of bargaining unit
 employees, affects employees outside the bargaining unit, interferes
 with its right under section 7106(a)(1) of the Statute to determine its
 "budget," and is inconsistent with an Agency regulation for which there
 is a compelling need.  The Union disputes the Agency's contentions and
 asserts that the proposal is negotiable.