DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, AMARILLO, TEXAS AND NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1138

                                                          FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY                   OALJ 14-03

                                                      Office of Administrative Law Judges
                                                                WASHINGTON, D.C.           

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
AMARILLO, TEXAS               
                                                    RESPONDENT
 
 
AND
 
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1138
 
                                    CHARGING PART

Case No. DA-CA-13-0192

                              
 
 
Carmen Byrd
               For the General Counsel
 
Jeffrey T. Reeder
                For the Respondent
 
Debra Clayton
                For the Union
 
Before:      SUSAN E. JELEN     
                Administrative Law Judge
 
 
DECISION AND ORDER REMANDING CASE
 
 
            On January 22, 2013, the National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1138 (Union) filed an unfair labor practice charge (ULP) against the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Amarillo, Texas (Respondent/VA). On July 16, 2013, the Dallas Regional Director issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing, alleging that the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute by unilaterally implementing mandatory overtime for Title 38 registered nurses at the Respondent without bargaining with the Union. On August 14, 2013, the Respondent filed its Answer to the complaint.
 
On January 10, 2014, the parties filed a Joint Stipulation of Undisputed Facts with the Office of Administrative Law Judges, which set the due date for briefs as February 14, 2014. On January 23, 2014, the VA Secretary issued a Title 38 Decision Paper, in which he                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          determi