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