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National Office Week in Review: February 8, 2017

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NATCA NATIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENTAL WEEK IN REVIEW January 28 - Feb. 3 , 2017 LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AFN CLARIFICATION PETITION On Nov. 28, 2016, NATCA filed a petition (WA - RP - 17 - 0008) with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to clarify certain positions within the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Finance and Management (AFN) that the Agency alleges are excluded fro m bargaining unit eligibility. NATCA's petition asserts that 40 positions were improperly excl uded from the bargaining unit . On Feb . 3, 2017, the Agency filed its position statement in response to the petition with the FLRA and NATCA. The Agency's position statement addresses only some of the positions and employees encumbering those positio ns raised in NATCA's petition. The FLRA has instructed the Agency to supplement its position statement with information on the remaining employees by the close of business on Friday, Feb . 17, 2017. NATCA will continue to analyze the information submitted by the Agency, provide any informati on requested by the FLRA, and prepare for a hearing on the petition. POCs: Region X RVP Mike MacDonald, Region X ARVP Ed Szczuka, AIT National Representative Ken Slauson, and Labor Relations Attorney Grant Mulkey . BRIEFING REQUESTS On Feb. 8, 2017, NATCA requested a briefing on the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency regarding our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Suzanne Defelice and Labor Rela tions Coordinator Kendal Manson. On Feb . 2, 2017 , NATCA requested a briefing on FAA Ente rprise Personas Program Review. We are currently in the process of scheduling this briefing. POCs: Labor Relations Representative Melinda Kim and Labor Rela tions Coordinator Kendal Manson. SURVEYS NATCA recommends p articipation in the Air Tra ffic Fatigue Awareness Survey. If you have any questions, please contact Kendal Manson, Labor Relations Coordinator, at .

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