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