30:0794(92)NG - AFGE Local 738 and Army, Fort Leavenworth, KS -- 1987 FLRAdec NG



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30:0794(92)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


30 FLRA NO. 92
30 FLRA 794

31 DEC 1987

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO,  LOCAL 738

                            union



      andDEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
FORT LEAVENWORTH,  KANSAS

                            Agency

Case No. O-NG-1395

DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES

     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 dispute
concerns the negotiability of one proposal which the Union
presented during impact and implementation bargaining. The
proposal concerns the performance of a management study by the
Agency. Based on the following reasons, we find that the proposal
is not sufficiently specific to enable us to rule on its
negotiability.

     II. Background

     The Agency conducted a commercial activity study to
determine whether a certain function should be contracted out. As
part of the study, it developed a "most efficient organization"
(MEO) structure. As a result of the study, the Agency decided not
to contract out the work in question. Instead, the Agency
implemented the MEO resulting in one bargaining unit position
being "cancelled" and one employee being reassigned. The Agency
advised the Union of the change and the parties entered into
i