15:0328(69)AR - GSA and AFGE Council 236 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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15:0328(69)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 69
 
 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
 Agency
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 236
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-667
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Roger P. Kaplan filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The dispute in this matter concerned the Agency's conduct toward the
 Union's designated representative, a former employee of the Agency who
 had been removed from employment for disorderly conduct while acting as
 a Union official.  The dispute arose when the Agency refused to allow
 the individual, now a non-employee national union representative, access
 to the Agency's premises, and refused to deal with him in this capacity.
 
    The Arbitrator found that the Agency violated the parties' collective
 bargaining agreement by not permitting the representative reasonable
 access to unit employees and by not recognizing him as a representative.
  The Arbitrator therefore directed the Agency to recognize the
 individual as a union representative and permit him to have access to
 unit employees.  The Arbitrator noted, however, that he did not condone
 the individual'