12:0194(48)AR - GSA and AFGE Local 1733 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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12:0194(48)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 12 FLRA No. 48
 
 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
 (Agency)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1733
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-472
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Nicholas H. Zumas filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The dispute in this matter concerns the Agency's reprimand of the
 grievant, a Federal Protective Officer, for insubordination in refusing
 to comply with the instructions of a supervisor to issue a ticket for an
 allegedly illegally parked vehicle.  As his award, the Arbitrator
 determined that the reprimand was for just cause.
 
    In its exception, the Union contends that the Arbitrator failed to
 mention elements of the grievant's defense and to make certain findings
 and conclusions as to whether the vehicle in question was legally parked
 and the possible consequences the grievant could have suffered if he had
 obeyed the supervisor's instructions.  Upon careful consideration of the
 entire record before the Authority, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority concludes that none of the contentions raised by the Union
 provides a basis for findi