United States Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi (Agency/Petitioner) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3310, AFL-CIO (Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor) and National Federation of Federal Employees, Federal District 1, Iamaw, AFL-CIO (Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor) and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 4, Chapter 1, AFL-CIO, Clc (Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor) and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 1017, AFL-CIO, Clc (Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor)

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U.S. ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH
DEVELOPMENT CENTER
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
(Agency/Petitioner)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3310, AFL-CIO
(Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor)

and

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL
EMPLOYEES, FEDERAL DISTRICT 1
IAMAW, AFL-CIO
(Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor)

and

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF
PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL ENGINEERS
LOCAL 4, CHAPTER 1, AFL-CIO, CLC
(Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor)

and

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF
PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL ENGINEERS
LOCAL 1017, AFL-CIO, CLC
(Labor Organization/Incumbent Intervenor)

ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION FOR REVIEW

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AT-RP-00038
WA-RP-00080

December 17, 2001

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Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman and
Carol Waller Pope and Tony Armendariz, Members

I.     Statement of the Case

      This case is before the Authority on an application for review filed by the National Federation of Federal Employees, Federal District 1, IAMAW, AFL-CIO (NFFE), under § 2422.31(c) of the Authority's Regulations. The Agency filled an opposition.

      Under § 2422.31(c), the Authority may grant an application for review when the application demonstrates [ v57 p656 ] that review is warranted on one or more of the following grounds: (1) the decision raises a