28:0616(78)CA - Western Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, San Bruno, CA and AFGE Local 3723 -- 1987 FLRAdec CA



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28:0616(78)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


28 FLRA No. 78

WESTERN DIVISION
NAVAL FACILITIES
ENGINEERING COMMAND
SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA

              Respondent

      and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, INTERDEPARTMENTAL
LOCAL 3723, AFL-CIO

              Charging Party

Case No. 8-CA-70163

DECISION AND ORDER

I. Statement of the Case

This unfair labor practice case is before the Authority in accordance with section 2429.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, based upon a stipulation entered into by the Respondent, the Charging Party (the Union) and the General Counsel. The issue is whether the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1), (5) and (8) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by refusing to provide the Union, the exclusive representative of a unit of the Respondent's employees, with the names and home addresses of those employees as requested by the Union.

II. Facts

The Union is the exclusive representative of a unit of the Respondent's employees. By a letter dated November 4, 1986, the Union requested that the Respondent provide it with the names and home addresses of the unit employees. By letter dated November 19, 1986, the Respondent denied the request. The parties stipulated that the names and home addresses of the employees are normally maintained by the Respondent in the regular course of business; are reasonably available; and do not constitute guidance, advice, counsel or [PAGE] training provided to management officials or supervisors relating to collective bargaining.

III. Positions of the Parties

The Respondent contends that release of the home addresses of employees is prohibited by the Privacy Act and that the information is not relevant or necessary for the Union to carry out its representational duties. 1 The Respondent disagrees with the Authority's Decision on Remand in Farmers Home Administration Finance Office, St. Louis, Missouri, 23 FLRA No. 101 (1986) (Farmers Home), petition for review filed sub nom. U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farmers Home Administration Finance Office, St. Louis, Missouri v. FLRA, 86-2579 (8th Cir. Dec. 23, 1986), and asserts that the Authority erred in that decision.

The General Counsel contends that the Authority's Decision on Remand in Farmers Home is controlling in this case. Consequently, the General Counsel argues, the Responde