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12:0385(81)NG - NTEU and Treasury, IRS, National Office -- 1983 FLRAdec NG



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12:0385(81)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 81
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY,
 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NATIONAL OFFICE
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-857
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW
 
    This case is before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute on a petition
 for review of a negotiability issue filed by the union.
 
    From the submissions of the parties, the record before the Authority
 in this case indicates that during the course of negotiations over
 implementation of the "Z-Pem" message system, the union submitted a
 proposal that a message display board should be placed in all National
 Office buildings with 25 or more employees.  The activity alleged the
 union's proposal to be nonnegotiable.  The union then sought the
 Authority's determination, pursuant to section 7117(a)(1) of the Statute
 and section 2424.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, as to
 whether the disputed proposal was within the duty to bargain.
 Subsequently, in a letter dated July 8, 1983, the activity withdrew the
 allegation of nonnegotiability.
 
    Since the activity has withdrawn the allegation concerning the
 union's proposal, there is no longer an issue as to whether the proposal
 is within the parties' duty to bargain under the Statute.  Accordingly,
 and apart from other considerations,
 
    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the instant petition for review be
 dismissed.  For the Authority.  Issued, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1983
                                       James J. Shepard, Executive
                                       Director