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41:1268(98)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


41 FLRA No. 98

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

(Respondent)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

AFL-CIO

(Charging Party/Union)

8-CA-80454

DECISION

August 23, 1991

Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

This unfair labor practice case is before the Authority on exceptions filed by the Respondent to the attached decision of the Administrative Law Judge. The General Counsel filed an opposition to the Respondent's exceptions.

The complaint alleged that the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by unilaterally changing working conditions of the employees at its Chula Vista, California Office. In particular, the complaint alleged that the Respondent violated the Statute by relocating the office without first completing bargaining with the Union over the impact and implementation of the change, including the allocation of space and facilities to conduct Union activities. The Judge found that the Respondent committed the unfair labor practice as alleged.

Pursuant to section 2423.29 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations and section 7118 of th