DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1547
Case Nos. DE-CA-14-0006
The Respondent has not shown that a delay of seven to ten months to furnish information to the Union was reasonable in this case. There are numerous cases where the Authority has held that an agency violated the Statute for similarly long delays in furnishing information. See e.g., Justice Programs, 45 FLRA at 1026 (five month delay in furnishing information not timely); FDA, 19 FLRA at 556-57 (agency violated Statute by waiting until five months after receiving information to furnish it to the union); DOD Dependents Sch., Wash., D.C., 19 FLRA 790, 791 (1985) remanded as to other matters sub nom. N. Germany Area Council, Overseas Educ. Ass’n v. FLRA, 805 F.2d 1044 (D.C. Cir. 1986), decision on remand, 28 FLRA 202 (1987) (violation for failing to furnish information for slightly over two months); U.S. Dep’t of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Serv., Sw. Region, Hous., Tex., 43 FLRA 1362 (1992) (agency failed to respond in timely manner where it took nine months to supply information); U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 45 FLRA 1090, 1113-14 (1992) (a one-month delay in furnishing documents, which the agency didn’t initially possess but later obtained from other sources, was an unfair labor practice). On the other hand, the Respondent has not cited any decision in which the Authority has held that a delay approaching seven months or more in furnishing information was timely under the circumstances.