42:0935(67)NG - AFGE, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, INS -- 1991 FLRAdec NG

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42:0935(67)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


  42 FLRA NO. 67

                AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                      NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL
                                  (Union)

                                    and

                        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                   IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE
                                  (Agency)

                                 0-NG-1942

                     ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW

                              October 18, 1991

     The Union has filed a petition for review of negotiability
issues in the above-captioned case. The petition encompasses two
proposals relating to an Agency decision to make successful
completion of a Driver's Training course a mandatory requirement
for graduation from the Border Patrol Academy. As relevant here,
Proposal 2 concerns maintenance of the status quo in the manner
of calculating and applying driver training course scores to the
successful completion of the Border Patrol Academy. 1/  For the
following reasons, the Union's petition as to Proposal 2 must be
dismissed.

     The Authority will consider a petition for review of a
negotiability issue only where the parties are in dispute over
whether a proposal is inconsistent with law, rule, or regulation.
For example, National Association of Government Employees, Local
R1-109 and