DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPENDENTS SCHOOLS ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA and OVERSEAS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, NEA (FACTFINDER'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE SAVED AS AN PDF ATTACHMENT)

United States of America



BEFORE THE FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL



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In the Matter of )

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE )

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPENDENTS )

SCHOOLS )

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA )

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and ) Case No. 92 FSIP 247

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OVERSEAS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, NEA )

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DECISION AND ORDER



Following a Notice of Hearing in the above-referenced case, Staff Associate Harry E. Jones conducted a factfinding hearing on December 14, 1992, on the issue of competitive areas for reductions in force (RIFs). At the hearing, a stenographic record was made, testimony and argument were presented, and documentary evidence was submitted. Following the hearing, the parties filed posthearing briefs. The Factfinder's Report, without recommendations, was submitted to the Panel, and it has now considered the entire record.

ISSUE AT IMPASSE



The proposals and positions of the parties regarding (1) a preliminary negotiability question, and (2) the above-stated competitive-areas issue are set forth in the attached Factfinder's Report.



CONCLUSIONS



With respect to the negotiability question raised by the Employer, the