13:0005(2)AR - Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Depot Memphis, Memphis, TN and AFGE Local 2501 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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13:0005(2)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 2
 
 DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY,
 DEFENSE DEPOT MEMPHIS,
 MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
 (Activity)
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 LOCAL 2501
 (Union)
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-462
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Matthew W. Jewett filed on behalf of 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 a five-day suspension imposed
 upon the grievant for failing to report to duty on time.  As his award,
 the Arbitrator determined that based upon the grievant's prior record
 and the circumstances of this case, the penalty was appropriate and the
 grievance was without merit.  The Arbitrator therefore denied the
 grievance.
 
    In its exception, the Union essentially argues that the Arbitrator
 was confused in understanding the issues in the case, did not address
 the Union's "determined issues," and did not consider all of the
 evidence presented by the Union.  Upon careful consideration of the
 entire record before the Authority, including the Union's contentions,