Southeastern Program Service Center, Social Security Administration (Activity) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2206 (Union)

 



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07:0418(61)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 61
 
 SOUTHEASTERN PROGRAM SERVICE
 CENTER, SOCIAL SECURITY
 ADMINISTRATION
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2206
 Union
 
                                            Case No.0-AR-110
 
                                 DECISION
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY ON AN EXCEPTION TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR JAMES J. ODOM, JR., FILED BY THE UNION UNDER SECTION 7122(A)
 OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE)
 /1/ AND PART 2425 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS (5 CFR PART
 2425).  THE AGENCY FILED AN OPPOSITION.  /2/
 
    ACCORDING TO THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD, THE DISPUTE IN THIS MATTER
 CONCERNED THE GRIEVANT'S PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL.  THE PARTIES SUBMITTED
 THE FOLLOWING ISSUE TO THE ARBITRATOR:
 
    DID (THE GRIEVANT'S) APPRAISAL FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 10, 1978, TO
 SEPTEMBER 30, 1979,
 
    PROPERLY RATE HIM ON ITEMS 1 THROUGH 3, QUANTITY AND TIMELINESS OF
 WORK PRODUCTS, QUALITY OF
 
    WORK PRODUCTS, AND JOB KNOWLEDGE?
 
    THE ARBITRATOR NOTED THAT THE ISSUE CONTAINED "THE ADDED DIMENSION OF
 WHETHER THE MODULE MANAGER'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS (THE GRIEVANT) PREVENTED A
 FAIR APPRAISAL FROM BEING MADE."
 
    BASED UPON ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY BEFORE HIM, THE
 ARBITRATOR CONCLUDE