Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Phoenix Area Office, Phoenix, Arizona




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01:0179(23)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA NO. 23
                                            APRIL 17, 1979
 
 MR. ROBERT J. ENGLEHART
 STAFF ATTORNEY
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 1016 16TH STREET, N.W.
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  20036
 
                           RE:  DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, BUREAU OF 
                                INDIAN AFFAIRS, PHOENIX AREA OFFICE, 
                                PHOENIX, ARIZONA, A/SLMR No. 1126,
                                FLRC No. 78A-150
 
 DEAR MR. ENGLEHART:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR PETITION FOR REVIEW OF
 THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.
 
    IN THIS CASE, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 520
 (THE UNION) FILED AN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE COMPLAINT AGAINST THE
 DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, PHOENIX AREA OFFICE,
 PHOENIX, ARIZONA (THE ACTIVITY).  THE COMPLAINT ALLEGED THAT THE
 ACTIVITY VIOLATED SECTION 19(A)(1) AND (6) OF THE ORDER BY IMPLEMENTING
 AN AGENCY-WIDE DIRECTIVE TO DISCONTINUE THE PRACTICE OF TRANSPORTING
 EMPLOYEES, BY GOVERNMENT OWNED VEHICLES, BETWEEN THEIR HOMES AND THEIR
 PLACE OF WORK WITHOUT AFFORDING THE UNION THE OPPORTUNITY TO NEGOTIATE
 WITH REGARD TO THE DECISION ITSELF, OR ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT ON
 ADVERSELY AFFECTED EMPLOYEES.
 
    THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE (ALJ) RECOMMENDED THAT THE COMPLAINT BE
 DISMISSED