40:0890(71)NG - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEES ORGANIZATION and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 1991 FLRAdec NG


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40:0890(71)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 40 FLRA NO. 71
 40 FLRA 890

15 MAY 1991


            NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEES ORGANIZATION
                                (Union)

                                and

                    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                         WASHINGTON, D.C.
                              (Agency)

                             0-NG-1875

ORDER

     On April 16, 1991, the Authority issued an Order directing
the parties to show cause why the Union's petition for review in
the above-captioned should not be dismissed for failure to raise
negotiability issues which may be addressed by the Authority
under section 7117 Of the Statute.

     Section 7114(c)(2) of the Federal Service Labor - Management
Relations Statute (Statute) provides that the head of an agency
shall approve a collective bargaining agreement within 30  days
from the date the agreement is executed, if the agreement
complies with applicable law and regulation. Any disapproval by
an agency head must be served on the exclusive representative
within the 30  days after the execution of the agreement.
American Federation of Government Employees, AFL - CIO, Local
1760 and U.S. Department of Health a