13:0695(111)AR - AFGE Local 2219 and VA Medical Center, Lincoln, NE -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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13:0695(111)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 13 FLRA No. 111
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2219
 Union
 
 and
 
 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL
 CENTER, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-600
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator J. C. Fogelberg filed by the Activity under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The dispute before the Arbitrator concerns the extent to which
 certain bargaining unit employees are entitled to environmental
 differential pay pursuant to a Working Agreement of the parties and the
 Federal Personnel Manual.  The Arbitrator essentially found, as relevant
 here, that the parties had not engaged in sufficient efforts to narrow
 or resolve the dispute.  The Arbitrator therefore remanded the matter to
 the parties for 30 days for further effort and provided them with
 criteria to be utilized as guidelines for that effort and possible
 settlement.  The Arbitrator directed the parties to report back on the
 results of their efforts within 30 days and expressly retained
 jurisdiction of the matter with respect to the question of remedy.
 
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