13:0173(36)AR - VA, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans' Hospital and AFGE Local 3511 -- 1983 FLRAdec AR
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The decision of the Authority follows:
13 FLRA No. 36 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, AUDIE L. MURPHY MEMORIAL VETERANS' HOSPITAL Activity and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3511 Union Case No. O-AR-253 DECISION This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of Arbitrator John F. Caraway filed by the Activity 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 case concerns the filling of a supervisory clerk position at the Activity. The Activity reassigned an employee from her position of clerk typist, GS-5, to the position of supervisory clerk, GS-5. Thereafter, the supervisory clerk position was audited and was reclassified at GS-6. On the basis of the record before the Authority, it appears that the employee assigned to the supervisory clerk position was noncompetitively promoted to the position of supervisory clerk, GS-6. A grievance was filed and submitted to arbitration protesting the failure of the Activity to announce the vacancy in the position of supervisory clerk under the merit promotion plan.