32:0761(110)NG - - Defense Logistics Agency Council of AFGE Locals and Defense Logistics Agency - - 1988 FLRAdec NG - - v32 p761
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The decision of the Authority follows:
32 FLRA No. 110
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY COUNCIL OF
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Case No. 0-NG-1523
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)(D) and (E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute). It concerns the negotiability of three proposals relating to the Union's use of AUTOVON in conducting labor-management relations activities.(1)
We find that the proposals do not interfere with the Agency's right to determine the technology of performing work or conflict with an Agency regulation for which a compelling need exists. Therefore, the proposals are within the duty to bargain.
II. Proposal 1
1. The DLA Council shall be provided private office space at the DLA Headquarters, access to AUTOVON, a lockable file cabinet, and other furniture as required. Other additional items may be provided by mutual agreement.
2. It is understood that the AUTOVON phone system, or in the absence of AUTOVON, FTS, if available, is primarily to support military command and control requirements. Therefore, in keeping with the system's policies, use of AUTOVON/FTS by Council officials at the DLA Headquarters and PLFA level [Primary Level Field Activities] shall be discriminate and for legitimate labor-management purposes.
3. Each DLA Council Local shall be provided office space, access to AUTOVON, or in the absence