14:0707(94)AR - SSA, Mid-America Program Service Center and AFGE Local 1336 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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14:0707(94)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 94
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 MID-AMERICA PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1336
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-531
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator William O. Eisler 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 Activity's termination of the
 grievant during her probationary period.  The Arbitrator found that no
 question was raised concerning the arbitrability of the dispute and
 proceeded to consider the merits of the grievance under the parties'
 collective bargaining agreement.  As his award, the Arbitrator ruled
 that the termination was for just cause and not violative of the
 parties' agreement.  Accordingly, the Arbitrator denied the grievance.
 The Union then filed its exceptions contesting various aspects of the
 Arbitrator's opinion and award concerning the merits of the grievance.
 Because the Authority finds that the grievance was not arbitrable, it
 need not address the Union's exceptions on the meri