10:0163(33)AR - SSA and AFGE Local 2369 -- 1982 FLRAdec AR



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10:0163(33)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 10 FLRA No. 33
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 LOCAL 2369
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-370
 
                                 DECISION
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY ON EXCEPTIONS TO THE AWARD OF
 ARBITRATOR RODNEY E. DENNIS FILED BY THE AGENCY 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 UNION FILED AN
 OPPOSITION.
 
    THE DISPUTE IN THIS MATTER CONCERNS A DELAY IN THE PROMOTION OF THE
 GRIEVANT.  THE GRIEVANT BECAME ELIGIBLE FOR A CAREER LADDER PROMOTION ON
 AUGUST 24, 1980.  HOWEVER, THE SUPERVISOR IN CHARGE NEGLECTED TO EXECUTE
 THE NECESSARY FORMS TO HAVE THE GRIEVANT'S PROMOTION APPROVED AND MADE
 EFFECTIVE ON THAT DATE.  THE DELAY IN FILING THE NECESSARY FORMS
 RESULTED IN THE GRIEVANT'S PROMOTION NOT BEING EFFECTIVE UNTIL OCTOBER
 5, 1980.  A GRIEVANCE WAS FILED PROTESTING THE DELAY THAT WAS ULTIMATELY
 SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION.
 
    THE ARBITRATOR FOUND THAT THE ACTIVITY HAD VIOLATED THE PARTIES'
 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BY NOT TIMELY PROCESSING THE GRIEVANT'S
 PROMOTION AND THAT SUCH VIOLATION HAD RESULTED IN THE GRIEVANT'S
 PROMOTION BEING DELAYED FROM AUGUST 24 TO OCTOBER 5.  ACCORDINGLY, THE
 ARBITRATOR ORDERED THAT THE GRIEVANT'S PROMOTION BE MAD