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Department of the Navy, Naval Aviation Depot North Island, San Diego, California and Professional Engineers and Scientists Organization, Local 77, IFPTE, AFL-CIO, Case No. 00 FSIP 20, March 15, 2000 (Release No. 430).

The AGENCY proposed the following:

Bargaining unit employees will be allowed to use Frequent Flyer Benefits earned on official travel to upgrade airline seating on subsequent official travel in accordance with the provisions of the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Travel Regulations. Employees may not use Frequent Flyer Benefits earned on official business travel for any personal travel or other personal benefit.

The UNION proposed that "management '[a]llow seat upgrades to premium class including 1st class while flying by using earned government frequent flyer miles.'"

The PANEL ordered the parties to adopt the AGENCY's proposal.


National Labor Relations Board, Office of General Council, Washington, D.C. and National Labor Relations Board Union, Case No. 00 FSIP 63, June 1, 2000 (Release No. 432).

The AGENCY proposed to pay $20,000 toward the travel and per diem expenses of four members of the Union's bargaining team to attend four negotiating sessions, two in Cincinnati, Ohio and two in Washington, D.C.The UNION proposed that the Agency "'pay a maximum of $28,000 toward the Union's travel and per diem expenses in connection with successor agreement negotiations.'"

The PANEL ordered the parties to adopt the UNION's proposal.


Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma Rural Development, Stillwater, Oklahoma and Local 3354, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Case No. 00 FSIP 74, July 18, 2000 (Release No. 433).

The UNION proposed the following:

1) Both parties will contribute to the reasonable costs of Union travel and per diem for representational purposes. Whenever possible and most economical, such travel within Oklahoma shall be by GSA vehicle, or by privately owned vehicle (POV) when no GSA car is available. For its share, the State Office will contribute up to $6,000 for fiscal year 2000. This will cover reasonable travel in connection with proceedings of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) and the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel). It will also include: costs associated with preparation for and participation in bargaining on a full term contract; costs associated with joint training Partnership and Alternative Dispute Resolution; costs for use of GSA vehicles and mileage for use of privately owned vehicles when GSA cars are unavailable. Within the FY 2000 limit specified above, the State Office will also pay for hotel expenses when a grievance or disciplinary meeting cannot be completed in one day.

For its share, the Union shall pay for the meals and incidental expenses of stewards who travel outside the geographic area of responsibility assigned by the Union to represent employees in grievances and similar matters, e.g., disciplinary replies. The Union will pay all travel associated with Union sponsored training, lobbying activities outside the State of Oklahoma, and any Union decision to voluntarily take on a representational role in third party proceedings other than those before the Authority or the Panel.

2) For future fiscal years, the State Office will request funding from the National Office of an amount equal to that received for FY 2000. If the National Office doesn't provide the amount requested, the State Office will give the same consideration to Union travel needs as to other travel requirements within the funds actually received, whether by continuing resolution or by full fiscal allotment.

The UNION proposed the following:

The Union will pay travel and per diem expenses when union representatives participate in union sponsored training.... The Agency will pay reasonable travel and per diem expenses for all other representational purposes.

The PANEL ordered the parties to adopt the following:

(1) The Employer shall pay Union travel and per diem for representational purposes up to $6,000 for FY 2000, and up to $6,000 for FY 2001; and (2) Whenever possible and economical, travel within Oklahoma shall be by Employer-provided GSA vehicle, if available. If a GSA vehicle is not available, the Employer shall pay personally owned vehicle mileage expenses for representational travel.


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