31:0692(41)NG - NAGE local R5-168 and Army, HQ, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, LA -- 1988 FLRAdec NG



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31:0692(41)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


31 FLRA NO. 41

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R5-168

                   Union

         and

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION
(MECHANIZED) AND FORT POLK
FORT POLK, LOUISIANA

                   Activity

                                       Case No. O-NG-1505

                ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW

     This case is before the Authority pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
7105(a)(2)(E) on a petition for review of a negotiability issue
filed by the Union.

     The record in this case indicates that by letter dated
January 13, 1988, the local Activity declared two Union proposals
concerning reduction-in-force to be nonnegotiable. On January 15,
1988, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 7117 and 5 C.F.R. 2424.1 and 2424.3,
the Union filed a petition for review with the Authority for a
ruling on whether one of the disputed proposals was within the
duty to bargain. The proposal concerns the length of notice
period in cases of reduction-in-force.

     By letter dated February 22, 1988, the parent Agency, the
Department of the Army, filed a request with the Authority asking
to withdraw the allegation of nonnegotiability with respect to
the proposal before the Authority. Therefore, there is no longer
an issue befor