33:0853(111)NG - - NFFE Local 422 and DOI, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Colorado River Agency - - 1989 FLRAdec NG - - v33 p853



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The decision of the Authority follows:


33 FLRA No. 111

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 422

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

COLORADO RIVER AGENCY

0-NG-1641

ORDER

March 17, 1989

The National Federation of Federal Employees (Union) has filed a petition for review of negotiability issues in the above-referenced case. For the reasons indicated below, the Union's petition for review is untimely and must be dismissed.

In response to a request from the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel) for a written statement of position regarding the disputed proposals, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (Agency) notified the Panel that it considered the proposals to be nonnegotiable. The Agency served a copy of its statement on the Union.

The Union did not request the allegation of nonnegotiability. Therefore, the Agency's allegation constitutes an unrequested allegation of nonnegotiability.

A Union may file a petition for review on an unrequested allegation of nonnegotiability. 5 C.F.R. § 2424.3. The petition, however, must be filed within 15 days after service of the allegation. 5 C.F.R. § 2424.3. The date of service is the date the allegation is deposited in the U.S. Mail or is delivered in person. 5 C.F.R. § 2429.27(d). If the allegation is served by mail, 5 days are added to the 15-day period for fi