32:0832(124)CA - - VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS and AFGE Local 85 - - 1988 FLRAdec CA - - v32 p832

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32:0832(124)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


32 FLRA No. 124

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE THE
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
CENTER, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS
Respondent

and 

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 85
Charging Party

Case No. 7-CA-70076

DECISION AND ORDER

The Administrative Law Judge issued the attached decision in the above-entitled proceeding, finding that the Respondent had violated section 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by refusing to bargain concerning its decision to change the starting and quitting times of a unit employee. The Respondent filed exceptions to the Judge's Decision and the General Counsel filed an opposition to the Respondent's exceptions.

Pursuant to section 2423.29 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations and section 7118 of the Statute, we have reviewed the rulings of the Judge and find that no prejudicial error was committed. The rulings are hereby affirmed. Upon consideration of the Judge's Decision and the entire record, we adopt the Judge's findings, conclusions, and recommended Order.

We find, in agreement with the Judge, that the Respondent's refusal to bargain concerning its decision to change the starting and quitting times of a housekeeping aide violated the Statute. See Department of the Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, 32 FLRA 277, 279 (1988) (agency obligated to bargain concerning decision to cha