33:0841(104)NG - - NFFE Local 1745 and VA, VA Data Processing Center, Austin, TX - - 1988 FLRAdec NG - - v33 p841



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The decision of the Authority follows:


33 FLRA No. 104

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1745

and

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DATA PROCESSING CENTER

AUSTIN, TEXAS

0-NG-1622

ORDER

December 14, 1988

On November 17, 1988, the Union filed with the Authority a petition for review of negotiability issues pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 7117(c) and 5 C.F.R. § 2424.1. The proposal presented by the Union is not sufficiently specific to enable the Authority to make a negotiability decision, and must be dismissed.

A petition for review which does not present a proposal sufficiently specific to enable the Authority to make a negotiability decision does not meet the conditions for review set forth in 5 U.S.C. § 7117(c) and 5 C.F.R. § 2424.1. See, e.g., Maritime/Metal Trades Council and Panama Canal Commission, 18 FLRA 326 (1985); and Fort Bragg Unit of North Carolina Association of Educators, National Education Association and Fort Bragg Dependents Schools, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 12 FLRA 519 (1983). The conditions governing review of a negotiability issue include a requirement that there be "a matter proposed to be bargained." See, e.g., Federal Employees Metal Trades Council and Department of the Navy, Mare island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, 10 FLRA 407 (1982).

In this case, the record contains no evidence that the Union proposed any specific language for negotiation. See, e.g.