U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT OFFICE PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA and NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
Office of Administrative Law Judges
|U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT OFFICE PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Respondent and NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION Charging Party||
Case Nos. BN-CA-01-0453 BN-CA-01-0488
Kelly J. Andrews, Esquire Samuel M. Forstein, Esquire Counsel for the Respondent Michael Piacsek, Esquire Counsel for the Charging Party
Alfred S. Gordon, Esquire Gary J. Lieberman, Esquire Counsel for the General CounseL
Before: RICHARD A. PEARSON Administrative Law Judge
DECISION AND ORDER REMANDING CASE
On September 6, 2001, the Acting Regional Director of the Boston Regional Office of the Federal Labor Relations Authority issued a Consolidated Complaint and Notice of Hearing alleging that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Philadelphia District Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (the Respondent) violated section 7116(a)(1), (2)
and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute). On September 12, 2001, the Acting Regional Director issued an Amended Consolidated Complaint and Notice of Hearing, alleging similar violations of the Statute by the Respondent. The Respondent subsequently filed an answer denying the allegations of the consolidated complaints and asserting various affirmative defenses.
The hearing in this case opened on December 6, 2001, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and testimony was heard on December 6 and 7, 2001. The hearing was then adjourned indefinitely, until a date for the resumption of the hearing could be scheduled; subsequently, I issued an order scheduling the hearing to resume on January 29, 2002.
In the interim, th