15:0276(60)AR - Audie L. Murphy V.A. Hospital, San Antonio, TX and AFGE Local No. 3511 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0276(60)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 60
 
 AUDIE L. MURPHY VETERANS
 ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 AFL-CIO, LOCAL NO. 3511
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-242
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Albert V. Carter filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.  The Agency filed an opposition.
 
    The parties submitted to arbitration the issue of whether management
 had violated the provisions of its upward mobility program in not
 considering the grievant's completion of Zoology 602a in filling an
 upward mobility nursing position.  The Arbitrator determined that
 management had violated provisions of the upward mobility program in not
 considering the grievant's course completion and prescribed the
 following as a remedy for the violation:
 
          The Grievant shall be reimbursed for the cost of tuition,
       registration, textbooks, and uniforms required, incurred by him
       while participating in the program at his own expense because of
       not being selected as a t