DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION MID-PACIFIC REGION SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA and LOCAL 951, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, FEDERAL DISTRICT 1, IAMAW, AFL-CIO

United States of America

BEFORE THE FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL


In the Matter of

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
MID-PACIFIC REGION
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

and

LOCAL 951, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
  FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, FEDERAL
  DISTRICT 1, IAMAW, AFL-CIO

 

Case No. 05 FSIP 29

DECISION AND ORDER

    Local 951, National Federation of Federal Employees, Federal District 1, IAMAW, AFL-CIO (Union), filed a request for assistance with the Federal Service Impasses Panel (the Panel) to consider a negotiation impasse under Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), between it and the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Sacramento, California (Employer).

    Following an investigation of the request for assistance concerning the implementation of maxiflex work schedules (MWS), a type of alternative work schedule (AWS), the Panel determined that the matter should be resolved through single written submissions. The parties were informed that after considering the entire record, the Panel would take whatever action it deems appropriate to settle the matter, which may include the issuance of a Decision and Order. Written submissions were received from the parties in accordance with the Panel's determination, and it has now considered the entire record.

BACKGROUND

    The Employer's mission is to manage, develop, and protect, for the public welfare, water and related resources in an environmen