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The decision of the Authority follows:
45 FLRA No. 51
Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.
I. Statement of the Case
This case is before the Authority on an application for review filed by the Activity under section 2422.17(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. The Activity seeks review of the Regional Director's decision and order finding that the petitioned-for unit of all professional and non-professional employees of the Caribbean District is appropriate within the meaning of section 7112 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and directing an election in the unit found appropriate. The Petitioner did not file an opposition to the application for review.
We find that the Activity has established that compelling reasons exist for granting the application for review of the Regional Director's decision and order and direction of election pursuant to the provisions of section
2422.17 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. In particular, we grant the application for review as to the following issue:
Whether the Regional Director's conclusion that the employees of the Caribbean District constitute an appropriate unit within the meaning of the Statute is supported by the record and consistent with Authority precedent.
Accordingly, we grant the application for review of the Regional Director's decision and order. We also grant a stay of the Regional Director's direction of election pending final action by the Authority in this matter. In accordance with section 2422.17(g) of our Rules and Regulations, the parties may, within 10 days after issuance of this Order, submit briefs on the issue raised by the application for review. Briefs should be directed to:
Alicia N. Columna
Director, Case Control Office
Federal Labor Relations Authority
500 C Street, SW., Room 213
Washington, D.C. 20424
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