Bargaining Obligation Dispute [Administrative Personnel] Law and Legal Definition

According to 5 CFR 2424.2 [ Title 5 -- Administrative Personnel Chapter XIV -- Federal Labor Relations Authority, General Counsel of The Federal Labor Relations Authority and Federal Service Impasses Panel; Subchapter C -- Federal Labor Relations Authority and General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority; Part 2424 -- Negotiability Proceedings; Subpart A -- Applicability of this Part and Definitions], bargaining obligation dispute means “a disagreement between an exclusive representative and an agency concerning whether, in the specific circumstances involved in a particular case, the parties are obligated to bargain over a proposal that otherwise may be negotiable. Examples of bargaining obligation disputes include disagreements between an exclusive representative and an agency concerning agency claims that:

(1) A proposal concerns a matter that is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; and

(2) Bargaining is not required over a change in bargaining unit employees' conditions of employment because the effect of the change is de minimis.”