30:0670(82)NG - HHS, SSA, Region X, Seattle, WA and AFGE, national Council of SSA Field Operations Locals, Region X, Seattle, WA -- 1987 FLRAdec NG



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30:0670(82)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 30 FLRA NO. 82
  30 FLRA 670

  31 DEC 1987


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES, SOCIAL SECURITY
ADMINISTRATION, REGION X,
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

              Agency

   and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SSA
FIELD OPERATIONS LOCALS, REGION X,
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

              Union

Case No. 0-NG-1479

ORDER

     The Union's petition for review of negotiability issues
under 5 U.S.C. 7105(a)(2)(E) is dismissed.

     On September 21, 1987, the local parties met and negotiated
a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement was executed and
forwarded to the National Office (Activity) on September 28,
1987, for review and approval. In a memorandum dated October 27,
1987 and served on the Union on October 28, 1987, the Activity
disapproved certain provisions in the local parties' agreement.
The Union then filed a petition in response to the Agency's
allegation that the Union's provisions were not within the
Agency's duty to bargain. On December 9, 1987, the Agency
withdrew the Activity's allegation of nonnegotiability. 

     Since the Agency has withdrawn the allegation concerning the
Union's proposals, there is no longer an issue before the
Authority whether the proposals are w