31:1002(80)NG - IBEW Local 1245 and Energy, Western Area Power Administration -- 1988 FLRAdec NG



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31:1002(80)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 31 FLRA NO. 80


INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, AFL-CIO
LOCAL 1245

                  Union

      and

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
WESTERN AREA POWER
ADMINISTRATION

                  Agency

                                                Case No. 0-NG-1465

             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) and concerns
the negotiability of two proposals which would require the Agency
to provide, free of cost to employees: (1) an accidental death
and dismemberment policy and (2) a medical insurance plan or
supplemental medical policy. We find both proposals to be
nonnegotiable because they do not concern &conditions of
employment* within the meaning of section 7103(a)(14) of the
Statute and also because they conflict with applicable law.

     II. Proposals

     Proposal I

     To provide for a $100,000 accidental death and dismemberment
     policy, the premium to be paid for by Western Area Power
     Administration.

     Proposal 2

     To provide for Western to pay 100 percent of medical
     premium. (If illegal, propose a supplemental medical plan.)

     A. Positio