31:0916(71)NG - AFGE Local 1482 and Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, CA -- 1988 FLRAdec NG
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The decision of the Authority follows:
31 FLRA NO. 71 AKA: 0-NG-1483 31 FLRA 916 Date: 23 MAR 1988 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES LOCAL 1482 Union and MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE, BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA Agency Case No. 0-NG-1483 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE 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). It concerns a proposal which the Union submitted in response to the Agency's decision to ban the use of all bicycles in the Repair Division building at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow. The proposal seeks to allow employees to continue to use their privately owned bicycles in the Repair Division building during work hours. We find that the proposal is nonnegotiable because it interferes with the Agency's rights under section 7106 of the Statute to determine its internal security practices and the means of performing work. II. The Proposal a. That employees at Repair Division can continue to use their private bicycles during work hours subject to the following provisions: (1) that all bicycles meet minimum safety standards set by safety; (2) that the bicycles be marked with the employee name and shop; (3) that the bicycle rider be licensed to ride bicycles; and (4) that Repair Division establish a safe speed limit for bicycles within Repair Division. b. If an employee is found to violate safety pertaining to the riding of a bicycle, the following procedure will be followed: (1) he/she will be counselled by his/her supervisor; and (2) his/her license will be revoked for 30 days for the first offense; 90 days for the second offense; permanently removed for the third offense.