Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Social Security Administration, SSA Cincinnati, Ohio and SSA Covington, Kentucky

 



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01:0423(51)AS
The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 51
                                            JUNE 11, 1979
 
 MR. CHARLES G. SMITH, JR.
 PRESIDENT, LOCAL 75
 NATIONAL FEDERATION
 OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 P. O. BOX 1901
 CINCINNATI, OHIO 45201
 
                             RE:  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION 
                                  AND WELFARE, SOCIAL SECURITY 
                                  ADMINISTRATION, SSA CINCINNATI, 
                                  OHIO AND SSA COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 
                                  Assistant Secretary Case No. 
                                  53-10663(UC), Case No. 0-AS-4
 
 DEAR MR. SMITH:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR PETITION FOR REVIEW OF
 THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION, AND THE AGENCY'S OPPOSITION THERETO,
 IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.
 
    IN THIS CASE, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 75 (THE
 UNION) FILED A PETITION SEEKING TO CONSOLIDATE TWO UNITS OF
 NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES WITHIN SEPARATE REGIONS OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY
 ADMINISTRATION (SSA) FOR WHICH THE UNION HAD BEEN CERTIFIED AS THE
 EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE.  SSA OPPOSED THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED UNIT ON
 THE BASIS THAT IT WAS NOT APPROPRIATE UNDER THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN
 SECTION 10(B) OF THE ORDER.
 
    THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR (RA) FOUND THAT "THE PETITION FOR
 CONSOLIDATE