13:0072(17)AR - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, San Juan, PR and NTEU Chapter 109 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR



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13:0072(17)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 17
 
 BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO
 AND FIREARMS, SAN JUAN,
 PUERTO RICO
 Activity
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES
 UNION CHAPTER 109
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-241
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator James J. Sherman 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 dispute in this matter concerns the scheduling of a training
 course at such a time that the grievants in order to attend the training
 were required to travel during nonwork hours for which they are not
 compensated.  A grievance was filed and submitted to arbitration.
 
    The Arbitrator stated the issue to be resolved as follows:
 
          Whether the Agency violated the collective agreement by failing
       to schedule and arrange for travel, connected with a mandatory
       Agency training course, to occur within regular work hours, and,
       if so, what is the appropriate remedy?
 
 The Arbitrator essentially determined that a violation of the parties'
 collective bargaining agreement had not been proven, and accordingly he
 denied the grievance.