26:0404(51)NG - FUSE, NAGE and Navy, Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport, RI -- 1987 FLRAdec NG



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26:0404(51)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 26 FLRA No. 51
 
 FEDERAL UNION OF SCIENTISTS AND 
 ENGINEERS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 
 OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY 
 NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER 
 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1349
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER OF 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).  The case concerns the
 negotiability of the following proposal:
 
                               II.  Proposal
 
       No electrical or electronic timekeeping devices will be used in
       accessing office work area on second floor area of Building PO-40.
 
                             III.  Background
 
    The location addressed by the proposal is the Combat Control Systems
 Department, where a sophisticated electronic security system has been
 installed.  This area houses a cryptography room, where coded messages
 related to national security are sent and received.  The information
 handled by employees in this area ranges up to the "top secret"
 classification and all employees are required to have securit