09:0922(128)AR - AFGE Local l857 and Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, CA -- 1982 FLRAdec AR



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 9 FLRA No. 128
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1857
 Union
 
 and
 
 SACRAMENTO AIR LOGISTICS
 CENTER, MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE
 BASE, CALIFORNIA
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-220
 
                                 DECISION
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY ON EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR LEO V. KILLION FILED BY THE UNION UNDER SECTION 7122(A) OF
 THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE) AND
 PART 2425 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS.  THE AGENCY FILED AN
 OPPOSITION.
 
    THE PARTIES IN THIS CASE SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION THE ISSUE OF
 WHETHER THE WORK PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES IN THE VARIOUS WORK PROCESSES
 OF
 THE ACTIVITY'S FUEL TEST AREA WARRANTED THE PAYMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL
 DIFFERENTIAL UNDER CATEGORY 4 (POISONS (TOXIC CHEMICALS)-- HIGH DEGREE
 HAZARD) OR CATEGORY 5 (POISONS (TOXIC CHEMICALS)-- LOW DEGREE HAZARD) OR
 UNDER CATEGORY 9 (WORK IN FUEL STORAGE TANKS) OF APPENDIX J, PART II OF
 FEDERAL PERSONNEL MANUAL SUPPLEMENT 532-1.  AFTER REVIEWING ALL OF THE
 EVIDENCE, THE ARBITRATOR DETERMINED THAT THE WORK PERFORMED DID NOT
 WARRANT THE PAYMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL DIFFERENTIAL.  WITH RESPECT TO
 CATEGORY 9, THE ARBITRATOR DETERMINED THA