33:0377(47)NG - - New York State Nurses Association and VA Medical Center, Bronx Medical Center - - 1988 FLRAdec NG - - v33 p377



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The decision of the Authority follows:


33 FLRA No. 47

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

and

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER

BRONX MEDICAL CENTER

0-NG-1187

(30 FLRA 706)

DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES ON REMAND

October 26, 1988

Before Chairman Calhoun and Member McKee.

I. Statement of the Case

This case is before the Authority on remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Veterans Administration Bronx Medical Center v. FLRA, No. 88-1150 (D.C. Cir. Sept. 27, 1988). The court granted the Authority's motion to remand the case to allow the Authority to further consider its decision in light of the court's decision in Colorado Nurses Association v. FLRA, 851 F.2d 1486 (D.C. Cir. 1988).

II. Background

On December 31, 1987, the Authority issued its decision and order on negotiability issues in New York State Nurses Association and Veterans Administration, Bronx Medical Center, 30 FLRA 706 (1987) (Bronx Medical Center). The collective bargaining proposals at issue in Bronx Medical Center concerned, among other things, work schedules, training, appointment to positions, promotions, proficiency ratings, leaves of absence, holidays and rest periods relating to professional medical employees in the Department of Medicine and Surgery (DM&S).

The Veter