49:1517(137)NG - - Intl. Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 777 and Army, Corps of Engineers, Chicago, IL - - 1994 FLRAdec NG - - v49 p1517



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The decision of the Authority follows:


49 FLRA No. 137

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL AND

TECHNICAL ENGINEERS

LOCAL 777

(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

CORPS OF ENGINEERS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

(Agency)

0-NG-2198

ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW

July 8, 1994

On May 25, 1994, the Authority issued an Order directing the Union to show cause why its petition for review in the above-captioned case should not be dismissed for failure to meet the conditions governing review of negotiability issues. The Union filed a timely response to the Authority's Order. For the reasons set out below, the Union's petition for review must be dismissed.

The Authority's regulations require that any petition for review filed with the Authority must contain a statement setting forth the express language of the proposal sought to be negotiated as submitted to the Agency. 5 C.F.R. § 2424.4(a)(1). The conditions governing review of a negotiability issue include the requirement that there be "a matter proposed to be bargained." See National Association of Government Employees, Local R1-100 and U.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut, 35 FLRA 1006 (1990). Absent a matter proposed to be bargained, a petition for review is prematurely filed and must be dismissed. Id. at 1006.

In response to the Authority's May 25 Order, the Union asserts that with the signing of "Executive Order 12871, all SUBJECTS covered by [section] 7106(b) [of the Statute] are bargainable . . .[, requiring] Management to bargain over the previously permissive areas covered by the Statute."(*) The Union requests that the Authority "order Management to bargain over these subjects in compliance with the Statute and the Executive Order." U