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The decision of the Authority follows:


47 FLRA No. 54

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 858

(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

(Agency)

0-NG-2115

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DECISION AND ORDER A NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE

May 12, 1993

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Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

This case is before the Authority on a negotiability appeal filed under section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and concerns the negotiability of one proposal which addresses the parties' selection of, and payment for, court reporting services for hearings and depositions. For the reasons stated below, we find the proposal negotiable.

II. Proposal

Not less than thirty (30) calendar days before any scheduled arbitration hearing or deposition,