DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FINANCE CENTER DENVER, COLORADO and LOCAL 3942, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

 

United States of America

BEFORE THE FEDERAL SERVICE IMPASSES PANEL

 

In the Matter of

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

FINANCE CENTER

DENVER, COLORADO

and

LOCAL 3942, AMERICAN

FEDERATION OF

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

Case No. 90 FSIP 206

 

DECISION AND ORDER

Local 3942, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (Union) filed a request for assistance with the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel) to consider a negotiation impasse under section 7119 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute) between it and the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Finance Center, Denver, Colorado (Employer).

The Panel determined that the dispute should be resolved on the basis of written submissions from the parties with the Panel to take whatever action it deemed appropriate to resolve the impasse concerning a smoking policy. Submissions were made pursuant to these procedures. Also, Panel member Ch