DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX, COLEMAN, FLORIDA AND AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS, LOCAL 506

 

                             FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY                 OALJ 14-16
                                                            Office of Administrative Law Judges
                                                                      WASHINGTON, D.C.
 
    
   
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX
COLEMAN, FLORIDA               
                                                                                                                 RESPONDENT
 
 
AND
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS, LOCAL 506
 
                                                  CHARGING PARTY
 
Case No. AT-CA-12-0002
                              
 
 
Brent S. Hudspeth
               For the General Counsel
 
Meryl A. White
                For the Respondent
 
Jose Rojas
                For the Union
 
Before:    CHARLES R. CENTER     
               Chief Administrative Law Judge
 
 
                                                             DECISION AND ORDER REMANDING CASE

            On October 3, 2011, the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Council of Prison Locals, Local 506 (Union/Local 506) filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman, Florida (Respondent/BOP). On June 6, 2012, the Atlanta Regional Director issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing, alleging that the Respondent violated § 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute) by implementing a change to bargaining unit employees’ conditions of employment without providing the Union with notice and an opportunity to bargain to the extent required by the Statute. On June 26, 2012, the Respondent filed its Answer to the complaint. 
 
A hearing was held on August 21, 2012, in Inverness, Florida, where testimony was taken and documentary evidence introduced into the record. The General Counsel and Respondent filed post-hearing briefs in the matter.   
           
            On July 1, 2014, Counsel for the General Counsel filed an unopposed Motion to Remand Complaint to the Regional Director in Order to Approve Charging Party’s Request to Withdraw, indicating that on July 1, 2014, the Charging Party requested to withdraw the charge underlying the complaint. 
 
Pursuant to § 2423.31(e)(1) of the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, I conclude that the withdrawal of the complaint is appropriate in light of the Charging Party’s request and that remanding the case to the Regional Director for further action is appropriate. 
 
ORDER
 
The Motion to Remand Complaint is GRANTED. The case is hereby Remanded to the Regional Director for further action as he deems appropriate to effectuate the purposes and policies of the Statute.
 
Issued, Washington, D.C., July 2, 2014
 
 
 
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