Social Security Administration, Regional Office of Quality Assurance and Performance Assessment, Dallas, Texas (Respondent) and American Federation of Government, Employees, Local 1336 (Charging Party)
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56 FLRA No. 197
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
REGIONAL OFFICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE
AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1336
DECISION AND ORDER
February 27, 2001
Before the Authority: Donald S. Wasserman, Chairman; Dale Cabaniss and Carol Waller Pope, Members.
I. Statement of the Case
This unfair labor practice case is before the Authority on exceptions to the attached decision of the Administrative Law Judge filed by the General Counsel.
The complaint alleges that the Respondent violated § 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by refusing to bargain over a change of no longer allowing employees to wear personal headsets when