31:0856(61)NG - NTEU and Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt -- 1988 FLRAdec NG



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31:0856(61)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 31 FLRA NO. 61

NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION

                           Union

         and

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT

                           Agency

                                            Case No. 0-NG-1453

            DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE

     I. Statement of the Case

     This case is before the Authority because of a negotiability
appeal filed by the Union under section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the
Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the
Statute) and concerns the negotiability of one Union proposal.
The proposal seeks payment of travel and per diem expenses, in
accordance with Federal Travel Regulations (FTRs), for members of
the Union Negotiating Committee while on official time. For the
reasons that follow, we find the proposal to be negotiable.

     II. Proposal

     Members of the Union Negotiating Committee who are on
     official time shall receive full travel and per diem allowances
     in accordance with current Federal Travel Regulations.

     III. Background

     On August 3, 1987, the Union requested an allegation of
nonnegotiability from the Agency regarding this proposal. The
Agency did not respond to the Union's request. On September 3,
1987, the Union filed its petition for review with the Authority.
Subsequently, the Agency informed the Union that it had not been
served with a copy