Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri (Respondent) and American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 3399 (Charging Party)

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 9
 
 HARRY S. TRUMAN MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL,
 COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3399
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 7-CA-118
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO A REGIONAL DIRECTOR'S
 "ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY" IN
 ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2429.1(A) OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND
 REGULATIONS.
 
    UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD IN THIS CASE, INCLUDING THE
 STIPULATION OF FACTS, ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITS, AND BRIEFS SUBMITTED BY THE
 PARTIES, THE AUTHORITY FINDS:
 
    AT ALL TIMES RELEVANT HEREIN, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3399 (THE UNION) WAS THE CERTIFIED EXCLUSIVE
 REPRESENTATIVE OF A UNIT OF THE RESPONDENT'S EMPLOYEES.  MS. MARY
 RATLIFF, A UNIT EMPLOYEE, WAS APPOINTED AS A PART-TIME EEO COUNSELOR IN
 1973 AND HAS SERVED IN THAT ROLE TO THE PRESENT TIME.  ADDITIONALLY, SHE
 WAS ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNION IN MAY 1979, AND HAS ALSO SERVED
 IN THAT ROLE TO THE PRESENT TIME.
 
    ON MARY 17, 1979, IN A WRITTEN MEMORANDUM TO RATLIFF, THE RESPONDENT
 STATED THAT IT APPEARED THAT A POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST M