DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, AIR ARMAMENT CENTER, EGLIN AFB, FLORIDA and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1897, AFL-CIO

 FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
Office of Administrative Law Judges
WASHINGTON, D.C.

 
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
AIR ARMAMENT CENTER
EGLIN AFB, FLORIDA
                     RESPONDENT
 
 
AND
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1897, AFL-CIO
 
                     CHARGING PARTY
Case No. AT-CA-11-0109
             OALJ 12-05
 
 
Brent S. Hudspeth, Esq.
               For the General Counsel
 
J. Alick Henderson, Capt, USAF
                For the Respondent
 
Thaddeus Wallace, President, AFGE, Local 1897
                For the Charging Party
 
Before:    CHARLES R. CENTER     
                Chief Administrative Law Judge
 
 
DECISION AND ORDER REMANDING CASE
 
 
            On December 17, 2010, the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1897, AFL-CIO (Union/Charging Party), filed an unfair labor practice charge against the  Department of the Air Force, Air Armament Center (ACC), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (Respondent). On August 31, 2011, the Regional Director of the Atlanta Region, Federal Labor Relations Authority, issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing alleging that the Respondent violated §7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute). On September 26, 2011, the Respondent filed an Answer in which it admitted some of the allegations, but asserted that it did not violate the Statute as alleged. 
 
A hearing in the matter was held on November 10, 2011, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. At the hearing, all parties were represented and afforded an opportunity to be heard, to introduce evidence, and to examine witnesses.  After the taking of testimony and evidence was completed, the General Counsel and the Respondent filed post hearing briefs and the record was closed.
 
On December 20, 2011, the General Counsel filed a Motion for Approval to Withdraw Complaint pursuant to 5 C.F.R. §2423.31(e)(1) of the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s (Authority) Rules and Regulations. In the motion, the General Counsel states that the parties reached a settlement agreement upon the matter on December 19, 2011. As settlement of this case under terms and conditions amicably determined by the parties effectuates the purposes and policies of the Statute, granting permission to withdraw and remanding the complaint to the Regional Director for such action is appropriate.
 

 
ORDER
 
Pursuant to 5 C.F.R. §2423.31(e)(1) of the Authority’s Rules and Regulations, permission to withdraw the complaint is GRANTED. 
 
The case is hereby Remanded to the Regional Director for further action as he deems appropriate to effectuate the purposes and policies of the Statute.
 
Issued, Washington, DC, December 21, 2011.
 
 
 
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