15:0552(116)CU - Personnel Support Activity, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT and NAGE Local R1-100F; Personnel Support Activity Detachment, New London, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT and NAGE Local R1-100S; Personnel Support Activity Detachment, New London, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT and NAGE Local R1-100; Personnel Support Activity, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT and NAGE Local R100F; Personnel Support Activity Detachment, New London, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT and NAGE Local R1-1005; Personnel Support Activity Detachment, New London, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT and NAGE Local R1-100 -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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15:0552(116)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 116
 
 PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY
 NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON
 GROTON, CONNECTICUT
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R1-100F
 Labor Organization/Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 1-CU-45
 
 PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DETACHMENT
 NEW LONDON, NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON
 GROTON, CONNECTICUT
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R1-100S
 Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 1-CU-46
 
 PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DETACHMENT
 NEW LONDON, NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW
 LONDON, GROTON, CONNECTICUT
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R1-100
 Labor Organization/Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 1-CU-47
 
 PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY
 NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON
 GROTON, CONNECTICUT
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R100F
 Labor Organization/Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 1-AC-5
 
 PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DETACHMENT
 NEW LONDON, NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON
 GROTON, CONNECTICUT
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R1-1005
 Labor Organization/Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 1-AC-6
 
 PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DETACHMENT
 NEW LONDON, NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW
 LONDON, GROTON, CONNECTICUT
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL R1-100
 Labor Organization/Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 1-AC-7
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNITS
 
    Upon petitions duly filed under section 7111(b)(2) of the Federal
 Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), a hearing in
 this consolidated matter was held before a hearing officer of the
 Authority.  The hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing are free
 from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 contentions of the parties, the Authority finds:  The National
 Association of Government Employees, Local R1-100 (NAGE), was recognized
 in 1965 by the Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut
 (Naval Submarine Base), as the exclusive representative for a unit of
 its nonprofessional employees.  The record also indicates that NAGE
 Local R1-100 at all times material has been the exclusive representative
 for separate units consisting of all nonprofessional employees of the
 Navy Finance Office, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton,
 Connecticut (Navy Finance Office) and the Naval Submarine School, Naval
 Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut (Naval Submarine School),
 respectively, two tenant activities at the Naval Submarine Base.
 
    In 1979, the Petitioners herein, the Personnel Support Activity,
 Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut (Personnel Support
 Activity) and the Personnel Support Activity Detachment, Naval Submarine
 Base New London, Groton, Connecticut (Personnel Support Activity
 Detachment), were created by a reorganization.  The Petitioners filed
 the above-captioned clarification of unit petitions (CU) and amendment
 of certification petitions (AC) to determine the status of the existing
 bargaining units, the unit placement of certain employees affected by
 the reorganization, and whether any new units were created by the
 reorganization.  /1/
 
    As a result of the reorganization, the tenant Navy Finance Office was
 abolished and all of its employees were organizationally transferred to
 the newly-created Personnel Support Activity.  Additionally,
 approximately 17 employees from the Naval Submarine School and
 approximately 17 employees from the Naval Submarine Base were
 organizationally transferred to create the newly-established Personnel
 Support Activity Detachment.  The Petitioners contend that the Navy
 Finance Office thus was disestablished, that its employees were
 transferred to the newly-established Personnel Support Activity, and
 that the Naval Submarine School and the Naval Submarine Base bargaining
 units remain intact despite their losses of employees to the Personnel
 Support Activity Detachment.  Further, the Petitioners contend that the
 Personnel Support Activity Detachment also is a newly-created, separate
 unit.  Alternatively, the Petitioners contend that the Personnel Support
 Activity and the Personnel Support Activity Detachment constitute one
 newly-established collective bargaining unit.  NAGE contends that no
 changes have been effected by the reorganization, and that the petitions
 therefore should be dismissed.  Alternatively, NAGE contends that a
 successor activity has been created in PSAD.
 
    As noted, as a result of the reorganization all employees of the Navy
 Finance Office and their supervisors were transferred intact to the
 newly created Personnel Support Activity.  They remain in the same
 location under the same supervisors, perform the same duties and retain
 the same responsibilities.  It is concluded that, as a result of the
 reorganization, the only change which occurred was in the name of the
 Activity.  Accordingly, the Authority will grant the petition to amend
 certification in Case No. 1-AC-5 to change the name of the activity from
 Navy Finance Office, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton,
 Connecticut, to Personnel Support Activity, Naval Submarine Base New
 London, Groton, Connecticut /2/ and the petition in Case No. 1-CU-45
 shall be dismissed.
 
    With regard to the petition filed by the Personnel Support Activity
 Detachment in Case Nos. 1-AC-6 and 1-AC-7, the record establishes that
 employees from two separate activities, the Naval Submarine School, and
 the Naval Submarine Base, who had been members of two separate
 bargaining units for which NAGE is recognized as exclusive
 representative, were transferred to the newly created Personnel Support
 Activity Detachment.  It is clear that the effect of the reorganization
 is that these employees were transferred from two separate bargaining
 units in two different activities into a newly-created activity;  the
 Authority therefore concludes that the petitions to amend certification
 herein are inappropriate, since t