UNCLASSIFIED
01 02 041218Z JUN 92 RR  UUU
CDR USACFSC ALEX VA//CFSC-HR-P//
CINCFORSCOM FT MCPHERSON GA//FCJI-CPF//
CDR TRADOC FT MONROE VA//ATBO-C//
CDR USAMC ALEXANDRIA VA//AMCPE//
CDR MTMC WASH DC//MTPE-C//
CDR USAISC FT HUACHUCA AZ//AS-PER-CP//
CDR USAHSC FT SAM HOUSTON TX//HSPE-C//
SUPT USMA WEST POINT NY//MACP//
CDR USARPAC FT SHAFTER HI//APPE-CP//
ZEN HALE KOA HOTEL

UNCLAS

SUBJECT: PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW WHEN NEGOTIATING A NAF LABOR CONTRACT

A. UNCLAS MSG, USACFSC, DTG 311700Z, JAN 92, SUBJ: PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW WHEN NEGOTIATING A LABOR CONTRACT AFFECTING PAYROLL PROCEDURES OR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.

1. IT HAS BECOME APPARENT DURING THESE FIRST YEARS AFTER THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE FORT STEWART CASE THAT INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT NEGOTIATORS MUST HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO DEMAND "GIVE BACKS" AND MAKE PROPOSALS OFFERING BENEFITS WHICH ARE LESS THAN THOSE AUTHORIZED BY ARMY REGULATION. HOWEVER, CONCERN CONTINUES TO EXIST THAT MANAGEMENT AND UNION BARGAINS MAY, IN GOOD FAITH, AGREE TO INAPPROPRIATE OR EVEN ILLEGAL CONTRACT PROVISIONS.

2. TO AVOID CREATING ILL WILL OR ACCUSATIONS OF BAD FAITH BARGAINING, COMMANDERS WHO ANTICIPATE MAKING LABOR NEGOTIATION PROPOSALS WHICH ARE NOT IN CONFORMANCE WITH OFFICIAL ARMY POLICY WILL FORWARD REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS TO CFSC-HRP WHEN PREPARING FOR LABOR NEGOTIATIONS. WHEN AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE, DURING THE HEAT OF NEGOTIATIONS, WHEN PROPOSALS ARE MADE AND AGREEMENTS REACHED WHICH REQUIRE EXCEPTION, REQUESTS WILL BE FORWARDED EXPEDITIOUSLY TO INSURE QUICK RESPONSE.

3. THE REQUIREMENTS OF REFERENCE A HAVE PROVED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN PROVIDING EARLY SUPPORT FOR NEGOTIATORS AND WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO JANE MEDINA, DSN 221-7762 OR COMMERCIAL (703) 325-7762.

JANE MEDINA, 221-7762

W.L McMULLEN, CH, NAF PERS