15:0092(16)AR - SSA and AFGE Local 1923 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0092(16)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 16
 
 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-734
 
                        ORDER DISMISSING EXCEPTIONS
 
    This case is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Seymour Strongin, filed by the Activity under 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.  For the reason set forth below, the
 Activity's exceptions must be dismissed.
 
    In this case, the Arbitrator rescinded the Activity's 30 day
 suspension of the grievant.
 
    Section 7122(a) of the Statute provides in pertinent part:
 
          Either party to arbitration under this chapter may file with
       the Authority an exception to any arbitrator's award pursuant to
       the arbitration (other than an award relating to a matter
       described in section 7121(f) of this title).
 
    As relevant to this case, the matters described in section 7121(f) of
 the Statute include those covered under 5 U.S.C. 7512 which, in turn,
 applies to specified adverse actions including suspensions for more than
 14 days.  Review of an arbitration award relating to such matters must
 be obtained in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 7703, i.e., in the manner and
 under