DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2408

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

Office of Administrative Law Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20424-0001

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

MEDICAL CENTER, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Respondent

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2408

Charging Party

Case No. AT-CA-70503

R. Rodriguez-Bonet

For the Respondent

Richard S. Jones, Esquire

For the General Counsel

Juan Luis Torres

For the Charging Party

Before: SAMUEL A. CHAITOVITZ

Chief Administrative Law Judge

DECISION AND ORDER REMANDING CASE

This case was initiated by an unfair labor practice charge filed on May 19, 1997, alleging a violation of section 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. The Complaint and Notice of Hearing issued on September 30, 1997, scheduling a hearing for November 18, 1997, alleging that Respondent refused to bargain to the extent required by the Statute. Respondent timely filed an answer.

A hearing was held on November 18, 1997, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before the undersigned. Thereafter, on December 1, 1997, pursuant to section 2423.31(d)(1) of the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Counsel for the General Counsel filed a motion to remand the Complaint to the Atlanta Regional Office for disposition based on the parties' agreement. The agreement, as entered into the record at the hearing, constitutes an adequate resolution of the above captioned Complaint. It appears to the undersigned that the policies and purposes of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute would be effectuated by remanding this matter to the Atlanta Region for disposition. It is, therefore,

ORDERED

Pursuant to section 2423.11(e)(1) of the Rules and Regulations, 5 C.F.R. section 2423.11(e)(1) that this matter be, and is hereby, REMANDED to the Regional Director for further action consistent herewith.

Issued, Washington, DC, December 4, 1997

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SAMUEL A. CHAITOVITZ

Chief Administrative Law Judge


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that copies of this DECISION issued

by SAMUEL A. CHAITOVITZ, Chief Administrative Law Judge, in Case No. AT-CA-70503, were sent to the following parties in the manner indicated:

CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT CERTIFIED NOS:

Richard A. Jones, Esquire P 600 696 177

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Marquis Two Tower, Suite 701

285 Peachtree Center Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30303-1270

R. Rodriguez-Bonet P 600 696 178

Labor Relations Specialist HRMS

Veterans Administration Medical Center

One Veterans Plaza

San Juan, PR 00927-5800