53:1602(140)RP - - Army Law Enforcement Command Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI and Hawaii Teamsters and Allied Workers Local 996 - - 1998 FLRAdec RP - - v53 p1602



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The decision of the Authority follows:


53 FLRA No. 140

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

U.S. ARMY LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMAND PACIFIC

FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII

(Activity/Petitioner)

and

HAWAII TEAMSTERS AND ALLIED WORKERS

LOCAL 996, AFL-CIO

(Labor Organization/Union)

SF-RP-70001

ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR REVIEW

March 19, 1998

Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Donald S. Wasserman and Dale Cabaniss, Members.(1)

The Union filed an application for review of the Regional Director's Decision and Order. The Activity filed an opposition to the Union's application for review.

The application is denied because the Union has failed to demonstrate that review is warranted under 5 C.F.R. § 2422.31(c), which provides that the Authority may grant an application for review when the application demonstrates that:

(3) There is a genuine issue over whether the Regional Director has:

(i) Failed to apply established law;

(ii) Committed a prejudicial procedural error;

(iii) Committed a clear and prejudicial error concerning a substantial factual matter.

The Activity filed a petition pursuant to section 7111(b)(2) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute) seeking a bargaining unit clarification. The Regional Director found that desk sergeants and patrol supervisors are supervisors, as defined in section 7103(a)(1) of the Statute and, as such, should be excluded from the bargaining unit.

The Union claims that review is warranted on the grounds that the Regional Director: (1) engaged in prohibited ex parte<