13:0479(84)CU - HQ III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX and AFGE Local 1920 -- 1983 FLRAdec RP



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13:0479(84)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 84
 
 HEADQUARTERS III CORPS AND FORT HOOD
 FORT HOOD, TEXAS
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1920
 Labor Organization
 
                                            Case No. 6-CU-20007
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority
 under section 7111(b)(2) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing
 officer of the Authority.  The hearing officer's rulings made at the
 hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon consideration of the entire record, including the parties'
 contentions, the Authority finds:  The American Federation of Government
 Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 1920 (AFGE) was recognized on December 29,
 1969, as the exclusive representative for a unit of all Wage Grade and
 General Schedule employees of Headquarters III Corps and Fort Hood;
 United States Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC);  United States
 Communications Command Agency;  Headquarters, TRADOC Combined Arms Test
 Activity (TCATA);  Troop Support Agency, Midwest Field Office;  Fort
 Hood Commissary Store;  and Dental Activity (DENTAC), Fort Hood, Texas.
 Essentially, the petition seeks to clarify the unit status of Willie
 Vanarsdale, Hospital Facilities Work Coordinator, GS-303-06, who the
 Activity/Petitioner contends should be excluded from the bargaining unit
 on the ground that he is a supervisor within the meaning of section
 7103(a)(10) of the Statute.  /1/
 
    The record indicates that Vanarsdale, as the Hospital Facilities Work
 Coordinator, is responsible for providing maintenance and repair work
 for approximately 25 MEDDAC buildings.  His duties include assigning and
 directing the work of a maintenance employee, and he has effectively
 recommended an award for that employee.  The Authority finds that these
 duties are not merely routine or clerical in nature, but require the
 consistent exercise of independent judgment.  Accordingly, the Authority
 concludes that Vanarsdale is a supervisor within the meaning of section
 7103(a)(10) of the Statute and must be excluded from the bargaining
 unit.
 
                                   ORDER
 
    IT IS ORDERED that the unit sought to be clarified be, and it hereby
 is, clarified by excluding from said unit Willie Vanarsdale, Hospital
 Facilities Work Coordinator, GS-303-06.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., December 13, 1983
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member