U.S. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, EASTERN REGION AND BOSTON DISTRICT, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 18

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20424-0001

U.S. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, EASTERN REGION AND BOSTON DISTRICT, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

Respondent

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 18

Charging Party

Case No. BN-CA-50690

Gary J. Lieberman, Esquire

For the General Counsel

Lawrence A. Powers, Labor Relations Specialist

For Respondent

Michael G. Zaim, Esquire

For the Charging Party

Before: JESSE ETELSON

Administrative Law Judge

DECISION REMANDING CASE TO REGIONAL DIRECTOR

The Regional Director for the Boston Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing in this case. The scheduled hearing was opened on March 26, 1996 and was adjourned after one full day of testimony and receipt of documentary evidence, to a date not then determined. On April 5, 1996, I ordered the continuation of the hearing on May 21, 1996.

On May 15, 1996, Counsel for the General Counsel filed

a motion to remand the case to the Regional Director for approval of a settlement agreement between Respondent and

the Charging Party. Approval of the settlement agreement will constitute withdrawal of the Regional Director's Complaint and Notice of Hearing and, contingent upon compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, no further action will be taken in this case. I find that such a remand will effectuate the policies of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. Accordingly, it is hereby

ORDERED that this case is remanded to the Regional Director for approval of the parties' settlement agreement.

Issued, Washington, D.C., May 20, 1996

_________________________

JESSE ETELSON

Administrative Law Judge


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that copies of this DECISION REMANDING CASE TO REGIONAL DIRECTOR issued by JESSE ETELSON, Adminis-trative Law Judge, in Case No. BN-CA-50690, were sent to the following parties in the manner indicated:

CERTIFIED MAIL:

Gary Lieberman, Esq.

Counsel for General Counsel

Federal Labor Relations Authority

99 Summer Street, Suite 1500

Boston, MA 02110-1200

Michael Zaim, Union Steward

American Federation of Government

Employees, Local 38

350 Pine Street

Lowell, MA 01851

Mr. Lawrence A. Powers

U.S. Department of Justice

Immigration & Naturalization Service

Office of Labor Management and

Employee Relations

70 Kimball Avenue

South Burlington, VT 05403-6813